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Nuclear Policies in Europe : Adelphi Papers - Bruno Tertrais

Nuclear Policies in Europe

Adelphi Papers

Paperback Published: 14th February 2005
ISBN: 9780199224272
Number Of Pages: 120

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Since the end of the Cold War, nuclear weapons have left centre-stage in the European defence and security debate. Western nuclear doctrines have gradually converged, and large-scale reductions have been made in force sizes. However, long-standing NATO issues persist: the role of British and French nuclear weapons; NATO extended deterrence and the value of the US guarantee; the rationales for the US nuclear presence on the Continent; and the impact of missile defences on deterrence in Europe. The future of nuclear weapons in Europe hinges on two broader issues: that of nuclear weapons in general; and that of European security and integration. How will Europe react to the considerable nuclear changes taking place worldwide? Where does the nuclear element fit into Europe's new strategic and political landscape? This paper argues that nuclear weapons in Europe remain valuable, despite the end of the Cold War. However, there are challenges and dilemmas ahead which must be managed if the European and transatlantic consensus on nuclear deterrence is to be maintained.

Residual Deterrence in Europe
Europe, NATO and Nuclear Weapons
French and British National Strategies
The Nuclear Status Quo
Challenges to Europes Nuclear Status Quo
The Eroding Elite Consensus
Evolving US Attitudes
The Changing Euro-Atlantic Political Architecture
WMD Proliferation
Adapting Nuclear Strategies in Europe
Debating Nuclear Doctrines
The Future of the NATO Deterrent in Europe
Nuclear Weapons and Alliance Enlargement
Arms Control: What Role for France and the UK?
Developing a European Nuclear Identity
European Integration and the Nuclear Issue
Prospects for European Dialogue and Cooperation
A European Deterrent?
Could Two Multinational Deterrents Coexist?
Possible Outcomes
Desirable Strategies
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ISBN: 9780199224272
ISBN-10: 0199224277
Series: Adelphi Papers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 14th February 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1