22.814 Nuclear Weapons and International Security


Class Info

Examines the historical, political, and technical contexts for nuclear policy making, including the development of nuclear weapons by states, the evolution of nuclear strategy, the role nuclear weapons play in international politics, the risks posed by nuclear arsenals, and the policies and strategies in place to mitigate those risks. Equal emphasis is given to political and technical considerations affecting national choices. Considers the issues surrounding new non-proliferation strategies, nuclear security, and next steps for arms control.

This class has no prerequisites.

22.814 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by V. Narang and R. S. Kemp.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays in 24-115.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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