Nuclear warfare expert Michael Krepon discusses the threat of nuclear war today.

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After decades of thinking the nuclear threat was effectively over, fear surrounding the imminent use of nuclear weapons has returned. Have we been ignoring a central paradox in political theory? One that states when two countries each have nuclear weapons, as the threat of the use of nuclear weapons decreases, the probability of conflict on the ground actually increases.

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The author of Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace: The Rise, Demise, and Revival of Arms Control Michael Krepon uncovers the truth about nuclear deterrence, and what it means for the future of conflict.

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