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Governments need to do something to diminish the potential for armed nuclear conflict, for accidental launch, and for the increasing likelihood of nuclear-armed terrorist groups, which threatens to upend the strategic balance between nuclear armed and protected nations in ways that cannot be det
The author argues that intellectual property rights confer on private firms the power to decide who may use a technology and under what conditions, but this power must be subordinated to a global interest—that of achieving environmental sustainability for the entire planet.
Ahmed Abdel LatifCarlos M. CorreaFrederick M. Abbott
To pursue climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, developing nations need access to technology. But most intellectual property relevant to clean energy is held in the developed world. Exactly how serious is this problem—and what can be done about it?
David Logan is a student at Tsinghua University in the Chinese language program. Logan has lived in China since 2012, when he he served as a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow. He holds a Bachelor's in political science from Grinnell College.
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Much of the conversation about winter-safe deterrence has focused on a hypothetical decision between deterrence with nuclear weapons and deterrence with non-contagious biological weapons (NCBWs). I regret that the conversation has been framed in this way.
Лу Инь, полковник Китайской освободительной армии, научный сотрудник Института стратегических исследований при Национальном университете обороны в Пекине, консультант департамента иностранных дел Министерства национальной обороны.
To be a credible strategic deterrent, a weapon needs to offer assured unacceptable damage when used in retaliation against an enemy’s attack. Nuclear weapons are credible. Biological weapons, not so much.
The ban on biological weapons has worked well to reduce proliferation—though there have been violations, no nation state openly declares that it is developing a biological weapons capacity—and it promotes US security