Alliances and Nuclear Proliferation in the Trump Era

January 22, 2019

by Alexander Lanoszka

 

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Donald Trump appears to have intensified the danger of U.S. allies wanting their own nuclear weapons, but such concerns are exaggerated. U.S. alliances are more resilient than commonly presumed with actual force deployments, which don't appear to be changing any time soon, mattering more than rhetoric to make security guarantees adequate for the foreseeable future.