NPIHP Partner Publishes Article on Able Archer Crisis and Deterrence Theory

The Journal of Strategic Studies publishes article on deterrence theory and the 1983 Able Archer nuclear crisis by Dima Adamsky, IDC Herzilya.

Apr 01, 2013

NPIHP Partner Dima Adamsky published an article in the latest issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies. "The 1983 Nuclear Crisis – Lessons for Deterrence Theory and Practice" examines NATO's 1983 Able Archer exercise that simulated a nuclear strike in Europe. Using newly-available historical sources, Adamsky suggests that the severity of the conflict stemmed from the US deterrence strategy of the time and offers a new mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of deterrence.

Read the article at the Journal of Strategic Studies website.

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant