Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Nuclear Weapons: The Strategic Aspects of the Proliferation Process in the Soviet Union, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Korea and the Need for it in the Twentieth Century

Author(s): Okubor Cecil Nwachukwu, Princess Ajudua

Nuclear weapons do exist, and they are not going away anytime soon; opportunities to reconsider how and in what capacity to use them are on the horizon. The essay analyzes nuclear weapons proliferation and the need for nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century. It argues that a defense-based proliferation theory to explain nuclear weapons' limited dispersion. By examining the spread of nuclear weapons in detail and estimating the overall impact of the securities. The strategic dimension of the proliferation process is being studied, as well as the centuries-old roles/needs for nuclear weapons in facing new threats in the context of new policies and limits on what is required to deter them. It finds out that nuclear weapons' importance and position are no longer as clear as they once were, since technological advancements have created challenges and hurdles that have reshaped nuclear weapons' function. As a result, it pushes for a consensus on the need for nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century, based on existing realities.

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