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Reappraising Extended Deterrence

"Extended Deterrence in Europe and East Asia during the Cold War", a new special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies, features six articles by NPIHP's researchers and an introduction by the project's co-directors.

Reappraising Extended Deterrence

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:

Introduction
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


Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources. At the Wilson Center, it is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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