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dc.contributor.authorKibaroğlu, Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-14T10:31:41Z
dc.date.available2019-02-14T10:31:41Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-13
dc.identifier.citationKibaroglu, M., (April 13, 2017) Ban the bomb by ... banning the bomb? A Turkish response, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 73:3, 199-200, DOI: 10.1080/00963402.2017.1315107en_US
dc.identifier.issn(p) 0096-3402
dc.identifier.issn(e) 1938-3282
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/00963402.2017.1315107
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11779/266
dc.description.abstractThe golden age of deterrence has reached its end. Nuclear weapons, once a star player on the international stage, no longer enjoy a place in the limelight. To be sure, some policymakers still ascribe to nuclear weapons the same prestige that, during the Cold War, they gained because of their unmatched destructive power and the leverage they provided nuclear weapon states in the international arena. But the Cold War environment, in which nuclear weapons in the hands of two superpowers played a vital role in maintaining strategic stability, does not exist anymore. Nor is it likely to be replicated in the future – despite certain parallels between US–Soviet relations during the Cold War and present-day US–Russia relations. Meanwhile, it is painfully obvious that nuclear deterrence is useless against apocalyptic terrorist organizations motivated by religious extremism. If such a group acquired and used a nuclear weapon, there would be no “return address” toward which retaliation could be directed. And apocalyptic terrorists probably do not fear destruction in the first place. Now that the golden age of deterrence has reached its end, banning nuclear weapons has become achievable – as long as the values that policymakers ascribe to them can be undermined. Now is the time to strip away the handsome mask that hid nuclear weapons’ ugly face throughout the Cold War. It is time for the world to treat nuclear weapons just like chemical and biological weapons – those other weapons of mass destruction – as mere slaughtering weapons, undeserving of prestige. It is time to ban nuclear weapons – just as biological and chemical weapons were banned through the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1080/00963402.2017.1315107en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectCold Waren_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectnuclear deterrenceen_US
dc.subjectNuclear Non-Proliferation Treatyen_US
dc.subjectnuclear weapon ban treatyen_US
dc.subjectnuclear weaponsen_US
dc.subjectPakistanen_US
dc.subjectRussiaen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleBan the bomb by ... banning the bomb? A Turkish responseen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalBulletin of the Atomic Scientistsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMEF Üniversitesi, İİSBF, Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDYÖK Araştırmacı ID : 10107en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDResearcherID: C-2925-2019en_US
dc.identifier.volume73en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage199en_US
dc.identifier.endpage200en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryUluslararası Yayınen_US


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