Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation: Examining the Linkage Argument

  title={Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation: Examining the Linkage Argument},
  author={Jeffrey W. Knopf},
  journal={International Security},
  • J. Knopf
  • Published 16 December 2012
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Does the extent or lack of progress toward nuclear disarmament affect the health of the nuclear nonproliferation regime? Commentators have long asserted both positive and negative responses to this question as if the answer were self-evident. Given that opposite positions have been advanced with equal conviction, a more systematic analysis is required. This analysis begins by attempting to identify all of the potential arguments that can be made both for and against the hypothesis of a… 
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