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.

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), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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