How should the US manage its alliances? Should the US establish a multilateral nuclear policy dialogue in Asia? What capabilities might reassure European allies in light of current Russian revisionism? Do nuclear weapons strengthen these alliances, or do they introduce a divisive bone of contention?

In a new special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies, "Extended Deterrence in Europe and East Asia during the Cold War," NPIHP’s researchers explore five cases of US extended deterrence during the Cold War. As changing security environments in Europe and Asia force the United States to reassess the nature and scope of its deterrence commitments, the history of US nuclear alliances offers many lessons.

The new issue is available online at the Taylor & Francis website and contains the following articles:

Leopoldo Nuti & Christian Ostermann
Pages: 477-483 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168011

Japan and Extended Nuclear Deterrence: Security and Non-proliferation
Fintan Hoey
Pages: 484-501 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168010

The Evolution of US Extended Deterrence and South Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions
Se Young Jang
Pages: 502-520 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168012

Deterrence Beyond Downunder: Australia and US Security Guarantees since 1955
Christine M. Leah
Pages: 521-534 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168013

Merely ‘Docile Self-Deception’? German Experiences with Nuclear Consultation in NATO
Andreas Lutsch
Pages: 535-558 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168014

Extended Deterrence and National Ambitions: Italy’s Nuclear Policy, 1955–1962
Leopoldo Nuti
Pages: 559-579 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168015

A Reversal of Fortunes? Extended Deterrence and Assurance in Europe and East Asia1
Joseph F. Pilat
Pages: 580-591 | DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1168016