Nuclear weapons can cause gigantic casualties on a scale never seen before, and the potential to dramatically affect the course of the human race which is a huge threat unique to the past sixty-six years. While a vast majority of the world is against weapons of mass destruction, a small minority support them. One reason a person or country may support them is because they feel safer with them. But a country with WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction) can be seen as a threat. Some may even say that they are a needed deterrent to prevent other countries from attacking them.
Some people believe that race is the primary determinant of human abilities and capacities and behave as if racial differences produce inherent superiorities. People of color are often injured by these judgements and actions whether they are directly or indirectly racist. Just as individuals can act in racist ways, so can institutions. Institutions can be overtly or inherently racist. Institutions can also injure people.
Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear proliferation is an important issue to the world as we know it. It is known as the spreading of nuclear weapons to nations that are not recognized as “Nuclear Weapon States”. This is a process that can be very dangerous and hazardous to every country on the planet because these weapons are of mass destruction. It is an incredible undertaking to stop nuclear proliferation and it is something that has been fought against since the cold war. Other countries have even joined the United States in trying to stop these weapons from falling into the wrong hands such as terrorists.
Nuclear weapons continue to present a real threat to humanity and other life on Earth. Scholars of international relations and policymakers share in the belief that the sheer power and destructiveness of nuclear weapons prevent them from being used by friends and foes alike. Then the real question becomes; what is the need for nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons are defined as, volatile device that originates its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release massive amounts of energy from fairly small amounts of matter.
The nuclear stockpile residing in Pakistani creates a potentially devastating threat to the security of the world. For years Taliban, Al Qaeda, and terrorists sympathizers have emphasized a necessity to obtain Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. The United States has recognized the importance of securing the weapons, but Pakistan is persistently assuring the U.S. of the stockpiles safety and has even taken offense to such safety accusations. It is hard to thoroughly trust the credibility of Pakistani statements because of the connection between the Pakistan government and terrorist organizations. Despite continuous allegations from Pakistan regarding the safety of their nuclear stockpile, the U.S. should intervene and cease the arsenal due to increasing terrorist threats, corrupt Pakistani officials working with the terrorists, and a weak political infrastructure showing signs of failing.
When a nation took over a smaller nation for economic, political, or social reason, they were imperialistic, creating the oppressors and oppressed system of the mother and colonized nations. As expected they changed the modern world plenty and pretty much made it a harder world to live during that time. It depends on a person’s point of view. Some may think it was positive overall, but it only led to things in this world that were negative. Even though modern imperialism occurred more than 100 years ago, it still affects us on how our nations were broken down.
The spread/distribution of nuclear weapons, or nuclear proliferation, troubles world leaders and at the same time, ensures them. If a country were to acquire nuclear weapons, other nations would be concerned. However, if a country were to acquire nuclear weapons, they would feel safe from enemies. This idea can be compared to the basic laws of supply and demand. Countries acquire nuclear capability for the sole purpose of increasing their power relative to other countries.
The scary part is that as more and more countries begin to acquire nuclear weapons, further nuclear research, and pursue other nuclear-related projects, this can be very real. It might happen in ten years, a few months, or even – tomorrow. The issue of nuclear proliferations is an issue of much concern by the United States. Since its creation back in the 1940s through the Manhattan project, the atomic bomb has been the bane of society, in terms of the level of potential threat it holds for the international community. The focus of this paper looks at U.S. policy towards nuclear proliferation, both past and present, with a special focus on the status of North Korea.
The development of nuclear technology has had a powerful impact on the foreign policy of countries since the 1940s. Nuclear weapons have served as symbols of power, means for security, and bombs of obliteration to end World War II in the Pacific Theatre. The expansion of nuclear technology is highly controversial because the weapons are capable of incomprehensible destruction and devastation. Americans often associate nuclear weapons with the struggle for power and influence as memories of the Cold War still penetrate the minds of many. Through the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other diplomatic agreements, world powers have sought to limit the spread of nuclear weapons’ technology.
Iran is being seen as advancing its nuclear power and this is seen as a security threat by major world powers and has resulted in security dilemma in USA. Thus USA is left with no choice but to use pragmatic and broader based approaches to try and contain Iran nuclear advancements. This is why USA is lobbying UN controlled agency IAEA. However, this has strained the fragile relations between these two countries as Iran has accused IAEA of being used by USA to spread its propaganda. Another international relations theory that aptly applies to this scena... ... middle of paper ... ... Halliday, Fred.