UNODA Occasional Papers
No. 24, December 2013
Contrasting Perspectives on Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Understanding the Current Debates
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This paper presents an overview of a number of relevant discussion points that need to be addressed in the complex picture of tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) disarmament. These include the theoretical and practical arguments for TNW disarmament, the interrelationship between nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, as well as the underpinning political and military logic. The different positions of NATO member States on the TNW issue and NATO’s role as a bureaucratic institution also constitute important elements of the ongoing debate that must be taken into account.
Bram Wannes Vercamer
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Publication date: December 2013