Christine M. Leah is a Stanton Fellow at the MIT Security Studies Program.
A TNI Video Interview: Are America's nuclear forces the right size? Should Japan consider acquiring its own nuclear weapons? We ask Yale Grand Strategy Fellow Christine M. Leah.
"For many, the NPT is the foundation of nuclear order. Actually, the NPT is much less influential in international security than is commonly believed."
"For advocates of a world without nuclear weapons: what would the U.S. arsenal look like were it not for Washington’s global alliance commitments?"
"Not a single nuclear warhead has been delivered by any delivery system to an enemy target since 1945. By contrast, in a thirty-year period that ended a decade ago, ballistic missiles were employed in at least six different conflicts."
America has pushed its allies to refrain from developing nuclear weapons. Counterintuitively, that's making nuclear deterrence less reliable.
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