The Nuclear Balance Is What States Make of It

  title={The Nuclear Balance Is What States Make of It},
  author={David C. Logan},
  journal={International Security},
  • David C. Logan
  • Published 1 April 2022
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Abstract Does nuclear superiority offer states political or military benefits? And do those benefits accrue beyond acquiring a secure second-strike capability? International relations theory has long held that nuclear superiority does not confer significant advantages, a conclusion supported by much of the qualitative literature on bargaining and crisis interactions between nuclear-armed states. New work by scholars using statistical methods to analyze data on nuclear crises, interstate… 


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