Inside this issue, we analyze research on the negligent dismissal of environmental and health considerations during the world’s race to develop nuclear weapons. The second analysis examines how the perceived legitimacy, power, and language of certain people can influence thinking and policy on nuclear disarmament efforts. The third analysis examines how gender and Western domination of knowledge shape nuclear discourse. In the fourth analysis, we highlight the importance of devaluing nuclear weapons not only as material, but as social objects. Finally, we examine empirical research that considers U.S. proximity and power as the main contributor to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
This article critically examines common arguments explaining North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Testing the arguments against a set of
Thinking on nuclear disarmament usually revolves around the political and technical steps necessary to accomplish such a feat. But nuclear
To the untrained eye, nuclear politics may appear very far from considerations of gender in international politics. Political leaders generally
Resonating with security elites, obtaining goals and spurring debate—if only all nuclear disarmament initiatives were effective on these levels. They