Trump and Nuclear Weapons

  • Thomas MacManusEmail author
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency book series (EAP)


In this chapter, Thomas MacManus provides an examination of nuclear weapons in the age of Donald Trump. Through examining Trump’s reckless language and dangerous nuclear posturing toward North Korea, MacManus questions the legality of these threats as codified in international law. Moreover, MacManus discusses the legal mechanisms in the USA that provide a modicum of constraint for the deployment of nuclear weapons by the Trump regime.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at School of LawQueen Mary UniversityLondonUK

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