Revisiting ‘Minimal Nuclear Deterrence’: Laying the Ground for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament

28 juni 2022 Av av Svenska Pugwash

This paper by Tytti Erästö, researcher at SIPRI and board member of the Swedish Pugwash group, argues that nuclear deterrence is possible at low numbers, and hence reliance on nuclear deterrence is not an obstacle to significant progress in nuclear disarmament. In particular, there is scope for reducing the vast nuclear arsenals possessed by Russia and the United States, which risk planetary-scale destruction and stand in the way of multilateral nuclear disarmament. Read paper