393 GT Prolif K Supplement - Prolif K Answers Supplement...

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Prolif K Answers Supplement DDI 2008 GT    Brad Bolman The perm solves – we must focus simultaneously on current solutions alongside broad movements. The  plan would remedy the deficiencies in the NPT, that’s key David S. Yost , Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, 20 07 , “Analysing the International Nuclear Order,” International Affairs [BB] Bull’s reminder that great powers may behave like ‘great predators’ instead of the ‘great responsibles’ that would consistently pursue a nuclear non- proliferation and disarmament agenda helps to explain why the major powers are likely to retain their nuclear deterrence postures for the indeFnite future . Rivalries may be contained within certain bounds indeFnitely through threats of nuclear retaliation, but distrust is likely to persist . Despite the apparently reduced risks of major-power nuclear war in the past two decades, there cannot be any absolute guarantees. Aside from the risks of deterrence failure, accidents or breakdowns of control arrangements, Bull noted, the preservation of mutual nuclear deterrence obstructs the long-term possibility of establishing international order on some more positive basis. The preservation of peace among the major powers by a system in which each threatens to destroy or cripple the civil society of the other, rightly seen as a contemporary form of security through the holding of hostages, reflects the weakness in international society of the sense of common interest.67 Bull’s observation about ‘the weakness in international society of the sense of common interest’ remains entirely pertinent. It should be noted, moreover, that the concept of ‘common interest’ normally emphasizes material interests such as peace and prosperity . Martin Wight argued that ‘in the long run the idea of a common moral obligation is probably a more fruitful social doctrine than the idea of a common material interest’.68 The sense of ‘a common moral obligation’ in international society is, however, probably even weaker at the current juncture than the sense of shared material interests. The generally insufficient level of commitment to ‘a common moral obligation’ includes a low
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