Rethinking the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

by Dr. Francis J. Gavin

This piece critically examines the leading schools of thought relating to nuclear weapons and their influence on international relations and U.S. grand strategy. Aside from noting the dire need to preserve and study nuclear history, Gavin argues that these theories have “failed to predict and explain critical aspects of U.S. nuclear policies, including nuclear strategy and nonproliferation.” Read the full Texas National Security Review piece here.
Dr. Francis J. Gavin

Dr. Francis J. Gavin

Dr. Francis J. Gavin is the Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the inaugural Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University. Over the last 20 years he has also held positions at MIT and the University of Texas. He has particular interest in European, Iranian and American foreign policy, as well as NATO and U.S. grand strategy.
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