Rodrigo Álvarez Valdés

Articles by Rodrigo Álvarez Valdés

25 August 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?

25 August 2014

A cure, not a disease

The author argues that that the entire planet, due to the range and mobility of nuclear missile systems, falls under the influence of nuclear weapon states.

1 August 2014

Escaping the fishbowl

The author argues that disarmament does not depend on nuclear weapon states or non-nuclear weapon states alone—that it depends instead on actions taken both from "above" and "below."

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).