publication . Master thesis . 2012

Global Zero and Deterrence Credibility : A Critical Analysis of Obama`s Nuclear Policy and Extended Nuclear Deterrence Credibility on the Korean Peninsula

Ganss, Mathias;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
Abstract
This thesis is a qualitative case study analysis of the whether the nuclear policies of President Obama has weakened the U.S. extended nuclear deterrence credibility on the Korean Peninsula. To answer this, the thesis employs two strategies: First, two variables are discussed; a nuclear capabilities-variable; and a nuclear policy-variable. The purpose is to assess the impact the New START treaty has on U.S. nuclear capabilities, and to assess the implications of Obama`s nuclear policy, expressed in the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), for extended nuclear deterrence credibility. Second, the deterrence situation on the Korean Peninsula is examined in detail. Th...
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