UDC 341.67+327
Biblid: 0543-3657, 63 (2012)
Vol. 63, No 1145, pp. 110-126
DOI:

Pregledni članak
Received: 17 Dec 2012
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

PERSPECTIVES OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IN THE LIGHT OF CONTRADICTORY NUCLEAR POWERS\' STRATEGIES

Trapara Vladimir (MSci, istraživač-saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), vtrapara@yahoo.com

The author analyses the contemporary nuclear powers\' strategies trying to explain the factors that cause contradictions among them. In these contradictions, he sees the major obstacle to further nuclear disarmament, let alone achieving of “nuclear zero”. Different geographical, demographic, economic and political factors lead to conflicted political goals of the states, while contradictory views on the role and purpose of nuclear weapons rely on these goals. A dialogue between great powers on resolving or at least softening of the conflicts in the political goals is a necessary step towards a successful continuation of nuclear disarmament.

Keywords: Nuclear disarmament, nuclear powers\' strategies, conflicted political goals, great powers\' dialogue