Deconstructing the Struggle Against Nuclearism

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7336/academicus.2022.25.01

Abstract

In such a complex and uncertain world, it may help to think like a Hindu, and accept contradiction as more in keeping with social and political reality than is finding a right answer to complex policy puzzles. What is almost impossible for those trained within Western frames of reference is to grasp that there are diverse perspectives of understanding that may result in seemingly contradictory recommendations despite shared values and goals. Civilizational perspectives and personal experience inevitably color what we feel, think, and do, and so being likeminded when it comes abolishingnuclear weapons is often coupled with somewhat divergent views on what to advocate when it comes to tactics and priorities.In this spirit, this paper tries to depict a set of reasons why the goal of nuclear disarmament will never be reached so long as arms control and nonproliferation of nuclear weaponry are seen as the pillars of global stability in the nuclear age.

Keywords:

nuclear weapon, nuclear disarmament, United Nations, international law,

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Published

2022-01-16

How to Cite

Falk, R. (2022) “Deconstructing the Struggle Against Nuclearism”, Academicus International Scientific Journal. Vlora, Albania, 13(25), pp. 11–23. doi: 10.7336/academicus.2022.25.01.