PS 1581 (Spring 2022)

PS 1581: Origins and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation Capstone
William Spaniel
Spring 2022
Lecture: Wednesdays, Posvar 4430, 2:00-4:30
Office Hours: Mondays, Posvar 4445, 10:00-2:00

For more than 70 years, nuclear weapons have had a central role in international relations, beginning with Cold War diplomacy between the United States and Soviet Union to ongoing negotiations with Iran and North Korea today. This class investigates why states develop nuclear weapons and how nuclear weapons affect international politics following proliferation. The class culminates in students developing their own papers.

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