Nuclear deterrence and assurance [WP1101]

13 July, 2011
Defence and security

What do the terms nuclear deterrence and nuclear assurance mean, where will the next developments be and will there be an increase in the number of countries with nuclear weapons? What are the implications of a country providing assurance to an ally?

Recorded during our meeting on nuclear deterrence and assurance in the NATO area in June 2011, the contributors were:

Manpreet Sethi, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi

Eileen Vergino, Deputy Director, Centre for Global Security Research (CGSR), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore

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