Debate on Nuclear Deterrence

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NSP partner the Lowy Institute in Australia has launched an online global debate on extended nuclear deterrence. For decades, the US has made the seemingly credible threat that it would use nuclear weapons to protect its allies against large-scale aggression — the so-called "nuclear umbrella." But how viable is such a strategy in a changing nuclear order and an altered strategic environment? And are there feasible alternatives?
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Lowy Institute for International Policy to Work in Partnership with NTI's Nuclear Security Project

Australia’s Lowy Institute becomes a Project partner.