Soviet infantry with bayonets fixed march through Red Square, Moscow, USSR, Dec. 1, 1954.
Conventional Conflict in Nuclear Primacy
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
November 8, 2012
|Speaker:||Paul C. Avey, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom|
Why do states challenge and resist states with vastly superior nuclear arsenals? This seminar argues that these asymmetric nuclear situations create both motives and opportunities for frequent, low-level conflict among interstate rivals. The seminar uses data on nuclear asymmetry and conflict from 1945–2000 as well as an examination of Soviet decision-making during the early Cold War to assess this claim.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
ISP Program Coordinator
International Security Program, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Mailbox 53, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
HARVARD Kennedy School