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NATO's nuclear addiction – 12 steps to ‘kick the habit’

Flockhart, Trine (2013) NATO's nuclear addiction – 12 steps to ‘kick the habit’. European Security, 22 (3). pp. 271-287. ISSN 0966-2839. E-ISSN 1746-1545. (doi:10.1080/09662839.2013.808188) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The article argues that NATO is a nuclear-addicted alliance. It focuses on how the addiction developed, the damage caused by the addiction and ways in which it may be overcome. After outlining the origins to NATO's nuclear addiction, the article turns to the recent defence and deterrence posture review (DDPR), which is seen as a classic example of ‘addict behaviour’ spoiling the best chance NATO has had for overcoming its addiction. The article offers an assessment of the DDPR, portraying the outcome of the process as not only a lost opportunity, but unfortunately also as a position that limits the possibilities for reaching a constructive agreement on the important question of the remaining non-strategic nuclear weapons based in Europe. The article ends by suggesting 12 steps for NATO to overcome its addiction, although it is acknowledged that the DDPR has severely restricted NATO's room for maneuver leaving only a slim chance for ‘complete recovery’.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09662839.2013.808188
Uncontrolled keywords: NATO, defence, deterrence, nuclear weapons, DDPR, missile defence
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Trine Flockhart
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54315 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Flockhart, Trine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3709-2493?
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