"Nuclear Disarmament Disarmed"

By the Hon. Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C.
Published by Project Syndicate
September 25, 2012

Excerpt:  "The genuinely naïve - or ignorant - position is to believe that statesmanship and foolproof controls, rather than sheer dumb luck, have enabled the world to go almost seven decades without a nuclear-weapons catastrophe. It is not naïve to believe that nuclear deterrence is both fragile operationally, and of thoroughly dubious utility in sustaining the peace. Nor is it naïve to believe that even if nuclear weapons cannot be un-invented, they can ultimately be outlawed."

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The Hon. Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C. is a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation.