Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation

A photograph of a person wearing a hazmat suit and holding a radiation detector, and standing in front of a banner landscape with a destroyed object in the background.

A photographer's representation of what life could be like after a catastrophic global nuclear war. (Image courtesy of Paul Hocksenar on Flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.)


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This course, organized as a series of lectures, aims to provide an interdisciplinary view of the history and current climate of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy. The first lecture begins the series by discusses nuclear developments in one of the world's most likely nuclear flash points, and the second lecture presents a broad discussion of the dangers of current nuclear weapons policies as well as evaluations of current situations and an outlook for future nuclear weapons reductions.

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Aron Bernstein, and Vipin Narang. RES.8-004 Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation. January IAP 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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