The “Return” of Nuclear Weapons

Nikolai Sokov
December 1, 2014

The Return of Nuclear Weapons

Museum of the Great Patriotic War Kiev Ukraine Sep 2013. Source: Calflier001, Wikimedia Commons

Read the full commentary on OpenDemocracy:
The “Return” of Nuclear Weapons

The current crisis unfolding in Ukraine has brought the issue of nuclear weapons back into sharp focus. Unfortunately, we have learned, yet again, that it takes a crisis to get public and politicians to pay attention to nuclear weapons. Sadly, these sorts of crises tend to make nuclear weapons look more attractive and useful instead of increasing calls for their elimination.

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow at CNS’s Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, offers a new commentary on the situation at OpenDemocracy, where he spells out three ways that nuclear weapons feature in the Ukraine crisis.

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