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Title:Nuclear Confrontations
Author(s):Prasad, Amrutha
Contributor(s):Vasquez, John A.
Subject(s):Nuclear Weapons
MIDs
deterrence
stability/instability paradox
irrelevance
Abstract:The effect of nuclear weapons has long been debated. Some argue that these weapons have a stabilizing effect on already volatile regions and rivals, while others fear that it will only further escalate tensions. This undergraduate thesis studies how relations between countries have changed once a country has attained nuclear weapons. Specifically, whether Militarized Interstate Disputes (MIDs) have increased or decreased before and after the acquisition of nuclear weapons. In order to do so, I look at the severity and occurrence of MIDs to see trends in changes of state attitudes because of nuclear weapons, through the lenses of the three most popular nuclear schools of thought: deterrence, stability/instability paradox and irrelevance.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Prasad, Amrutha. (2016, April). "Nuclear Confrontations." Session presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/90266
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Amrutha Prasad
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-10


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