Rodrigo Álvarez Valdés

Articles by Rodrigo Álvarez Valdés

11 July 2014

Power for non-nuclear nations?

The author argues that, because of an inherent asymmetry of power, it will be very hard for "nuclear idealists"—essentially, nations without nuclear weapons—to alter the disarmament behavior of "nuclear radicals" (nations with nuclear arsenals).


9 July 2014

Ban the bomb?

Héctor GuerraBharat KarnadRodrigo Álvarez Valdés

Nations with nuclear arsenals find it easy enough to resist the disarmament pressure of countries that lack nuclear weapons. But what if a treaty emerged that turned nuclear-armed states into outlaws?