nuclear weapons

When Australian nuclear weapons could make sense

Stephan Frühling on the possibility of Australia acquiring nuclear weapons

Partners in deterrence: US nuclear weapons and alliances in Europe and Asia

Since the dawn of the atomic age, nuclear weapons have been central to the internal dynamics of US alliances in Europe and Asia. But nuclear weapons cooperation in US alliances has varied significantly over time and space. Partners in Deterrence goes beyond traditional accounts that focus on US policy regarding deterrence and reassurance, and instead places the objectives and influence of US allies at the centre of analysis.

Finding a Way Forward: Strategic Diplomacy in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia is rife with potential conflict, given US-China great power rivalry, ongoing differences over interpretations of history between Korea and Japan and between China and Japan, simmering maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, and worries that tensions could escalate between Taiwan and the Mainland under the US presidency of Donald J. Trump. The articles in this cover package of Global Asia argue that now is the time for players in the region to embrace “strategic diplomacy.”

US looks for nuclear weapons it can actually us

Not many Australian academics convince a US president to adopt a less dangerous nuclear weapons strategy. Yet this is what the former US President Jimmy Carter credits Des Ball with doing.

2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture - Watch the full video

Chaired by ANU Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans, the 2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture was delivered by DFAT Secretary Mr Peter N Varghese AO, who spoke about the critical work of arms control in the 21st century.

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