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Thoughts on Alexei Obukhov's Essay on ‘Nuclear Weapons and Christian Ethics'

James Goodby

The author discusses the need for nuclear disarmament and maintains, “It is unfortunate that nuclear deterrence still bedevils U.S.-Russian relations so many years and so many earth-shaking events later. The Cold War heritage of nuclear deterrence has not yet been shaken off.”

Thoughts on Alexei Obukhov's Essay on ‘Nuclear Weapons and Christian Ethics'


SECURITY INDEX №1 (83), 2008