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Global Zero: The new old agenda

Abstract
The project of abolishing all nuclear weapons has been given fresh impetus but the old questions remain. Having regard to the manifold problems of definition and verification, is 'Global Zero' realistic in a world in which proliferation seems more likely than abolition? Is it even desirable under present and foreseeable security conditions? Familiar arguments for extended deterrence still seem to underpin security judgments about the possibility of war between the major states and the complexities of the nuclear fuel cycle continue to present a major challenge to international control.
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Journal Article
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Smith, R.C. (2009). Global Zero: The new old agenda. New Zealand International Review, 34(5), 14-17.
Date
2009
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New Zealand Institute of International Affairs
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This article has been published in the journal: New Zealand International Review. Used with permission.