The "humanitarian dimension" of nuclear disarmament: a legitimate debate?

Note de la FRS n°12/2015
Bruno Tertrais, June 1, 2015

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Since 2010, a debate on the “humanitarian dimension” of disarmament has been initiated by several governments and non-governmental organisations. It is not unreasonable to measure the potential impact of a major nuclear event on populations and on the biosphere. Yet the grounds for this debate are questionable, and its political conclusions even more so.

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