Cascading Chaos in Nuclear Northeast Asia

March 22, 2018

by Alexandre Debs and Nuno P. Monteiro



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Nuclear nonproliferation, security assurances and strategic stability are deeply connected. If fully implemented, a U.S. strategy decreasing commitment to its allies’ security while increasing aggressiveness toward its nuclear adversaries will likely lead to a cascade of nuclear proliferation—both vertical in North Korea and horizontal to South Korea and possibly Japan.