Germany’s Nuclear Education: Why a Few Elites Are Testing a Taboo

March 25, 2018

by Tristan Volpe and Ulrich Kühn


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Days after the 2016 U.S. election, a small group of German experts began to publicly debate whether Berlin should pursue one of three nuclear options. Although the debate was short-lived, there is evidence that each may have begun to bring one or more verboten topics out of the shadows and could, over time, amount to a fundamental change of Germany’s national identity.