The Structure and Logic of the WMD Ban Regime
The issue of how to eliminate weapons of mass destruction was a major feature of international politics at the end of the twentieth century. It was also an essential part of the debate about international relations theory. The ‘balance of terror’, the possibilities loosed by technology of weapons that could destroy all human life on earth provided an incentive to find solutions. At the same time, it was the highest expression of the realist approach to international politics, dealing as it does with the ability of a State to defend itself.
KeywordsInternational Atomic Energy Agency Security Council Nuclear Weapon International Politics Mass Destruction
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