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Crises and the Usability of Nuclear Weapons

Crises and the Usability of Nuclear Weapons

01/12/2017 - 01/12/2017, 1 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Difficult relations among some of the nuclear-armed powers have contributed to an atmosphere that lends itself to the onset of crisis. With a proportion of existing arsenals already on high alert status, the warning and decision time available to nuclear decisionmakers is short in crisis situations. How does this affect thresholds against use of nuclear weapons? What are feasible means to reduce the risk of nuclear detonations happening?

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In addition, dedicated project funding was received from the Government of Switzerland.

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Crises and the Usability of Nuclear Weapons , Nuclear Weapons , deterrence , Korean peninsula , northeast asia , north east asia , nuclear programs , nuclear programmes , decision makers , decision making

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