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Unformatted text preview: We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression. -Conditions needed for the nuclear deterrence to work-Direct deterrence vs. extended deterrence-Conventional vs. nuclear deterrence -American nuclear strategy over the years: Nuclear monopoly massive retaliation flexible response Detante SDI -How do we know if deterrence works? -The nuclear taboo?-1 st wave vs. 2 nd wave of proliferation -Arms Control v. Disarmament (1963- Partial Test Ban Treaty; 1968- NPT (Atoms for Peace); 1972 SALT I (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; ABM treaty); 1987- INF (Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces)-Arms control as a game of prisoners dilemma Questions: Is proliferation a bad thing (Mearsheimer)? Is the nuclear age substantially different than previous periods of international relations? Terrorism and the question of deterrability; What is Waltzs position regarding nuclear deterrence?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course POL 208 taught by Professor Wong during the Winter '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Winter '08