How to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons

… and make us all more secure. A pragmatic approach to nuclear disarmament.

That's the title of an article in Sojourners magazine by David Cortright, a Sojourners contributing writer, is director of policy
studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Cortright notes that "behind the spirit of hope for a world without nuclear weapons lie deepening doubts about the sincerity of the nuclear-armed states."

He states: "Those who cling to nuclear weapons believe that nuclear deterrence has kept the peace and must be preserved to prevent world war. Security concerns are the fundamental justification for maintaining nuclear weapons. Those of us who wish to eliminate these weapons must address these concerns, and show how a strategy of progressive denuclearization is a better and more effective strategy for enhancing security."

And he goes on to speak to those concerns and to reflect on such a strategy.

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