POL 170A — Nuclear Weapons and International Security

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Examines the role of nuclear weapons in international relations from World War II to the present.   We will cover the technology of nuclear weapons, the development of nuclear strategy and doctrine, arms control and nonproliferation efforts, and the spread of nuclear weapons beyond the Western powers (the U.S., Russia, United Kingdom and France) to the Middle East and Asia, including China, India, Israel, Pakistan, and North Korea.  Usually offered every year. 
Gary Samore