Dr. Colin Flint, Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Program in Arms Control, Disarment and International Security, and Dr. John Vasquez, Professor of Political Science and Specialist in International Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, discuss nuclear weapons, global terrorism, global governance over nuclear weapons and the question of what could happen if nuclear weapons spread.
For more Center for Global Studies resources on this topic, see the Security and Natural Resource Conflict Research Cluster.
In part 1, Dr. Colin Flint explains the “era of proliferation”, what the Nuclear Proliferation treaty and the CTBT treaty contain and mean and views of global terrorism.
In part 2, Dr. Colin Flint explains the roles of global governance over nuclear weapons, the positive and negative aspects of global governance and who “non-state actors” are and the role they play.
In part 3, Dr. John Vasquez explains different views of what could happen if we had a world full of nuclear weapons, how the world is dealing with nuclear proliferation, and why terrorism occurs and how to eliminate it.
For additional resources, see the following readings:
- Ahmar, Moonis. The CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions in South Asia. Karachi: Dept. of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2000.
- Evan, William M., and Ved P. Nanda, eds. Nuclear Proliferation and the Legality of Nuclear Weapons. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1995.
- Simpson, John, and Darryl A. Howlett. The Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Issues at the Review and Extension of the NPT. Southampton: Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, University of Southampton, on behalf of the Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation, 1995.
- Conte, Alex. " Counter-Terrorism in the Commonwealth." Human Rights in the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism (2010): 81-115.
- Huntley, W. L. "The Abolition Aspiration." Nonproliferation Review 17.1 (March 2010): 139-159.
- Jalata, Asafa. "Conceptualizing and Theorizing Terrorism in the Historical and Global Context." Humanity and Society 34.4 (Nov 2010): 317-349.
- "International Atomic Energy Agency.".