Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

@article{Gartzke2014NuclearPN,
  title={Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons},
  author={Erik Gartzke and Matthew Kroenig},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={58},
  pages={395 - 401}
}
What is the relationship between nuclear postures and nonproliferation policies and the spread of nuclear weapons? At first blush, this might appear to be an obvious question. After all, states go to great lengths—extending nuclear security guarantees to nonnuclear weapon states, forward-deploying nuclear weapons on the territory of allies, sizing their own nuclear arsenals with the proliferation decisions of other states in mind, supporting international institutions in conducting inspections… 
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