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Anwendung oder Nichtanwendung von Kernwaffen? : Ein Streit mit weit reichenden Konsequenzen

  • The question of use or non-use of nuclear weapons has suddenly got new prominence as part of the search for an effective strategy against international terrorism. This dispute is not new. Within the deterrence strategy, American and NATO nuclear weapons policy over the years shifted from massive retaliation over flexible response towards nuclearweapons only as a last resort. In the multilateral framework, deliberations have focussed on positive and negative assurances for non-nuclear weapons states. The International Court of Justice, in its Advisory Opinion, considers the use of nuclear weapons as generally contrary to the rules of international law. Today, there are strong indications that the U.S. is moving towards giving nuclear weapons a war-fighting role. For future wars, the likelihood of nuclear weapons being used would grow considerably.

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Author:Wolfgang KötterGND
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2002
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2006/09/28
Tag:arms control; international security; nuclear weapons
Source:WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik und vergleichende Studien. - 35 (2002). - S. 86 – 102
RVK - Regensburg Classification:MA 8157
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Sozialwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, ISSN 0944-8101 / Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert 35 (2002)
Notes extern:erschienen in: WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik und vergleichende Studien. - 35 (2002)
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