CREATORMurdock, Clark A. / Karako, Thomas / Williams, Ian / Dyer, Michael
TITLEThinking About the Unthinkable in a Highly Proliferated World
URLhttp://www.csis.org/analysis/thinking-about-unthinkable-high...
HOMEPAGEhttp://csis.org
DATE PUBLISHEDJuly 2016
DATE ACCESSED27 July 2017


This interesting study addresses the possibility that a highly (nuclear) proliferated world could exist in the 2030s. It explores how the scenario may come about, affect present ideas of deterrence, and impact the United States and the international order. The initial chapter describes possible paths that would lead to a highly proliferated world. The second chapter contains two tabletop exercises conducted by nuclear experts, which focused on crisis scenarios in a highly proliferated Middle East and East Asia. In other chapters, the authors speculate as to how 15 nuclear nations could possibly cooperate to maintain nuclear deterrence, implications for the United States, and areas for further research. Tables on the strategic forces of the nuclear nations provide data in support of the report’s findings.



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