The Complete Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

  title={The Complete Abolition of Nuclear Weapons},
  author={John Scales Avery},
  journal={Peace Review},
  pages={302 - 308}
  • J. Avery
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • Political Science
  • Peace Review
Although the Cold War has ended, the danger of a nuclear catastrophe is greater today than ever before. There are almost 16,000 nuclear weapons in the world today, of which more than 90 percent are in the hands of Russia and the United States. About 2,000 of these weapons are on hair-trigger alert, meaning that whoever is in charge of them has only a few minutes to decide whether the signal indicating an attack is real or an error. The most important single step in reducing the danger of a… 


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