• I.Rathi posted a comment on ?Nuclear Terrorism 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    ?Nuclear Terrorism

    No, we are not underestimating the danger. In today post-Cold War world some states only use Nuclear weapons as leverage to enhance their status in diplomacy. A failed state like North Korea & a potentially failed state like Pakistan. Controls have been otherwise quite successful in non-proliferation. Both the above mentioned states don’t genuinely have an existential threat to justify their possession of WMDs. Their own threat analysis stems from military trying to justify it’s authoritarianism & exploitation of countries’ resources & institutions. Thankfully both in these cases, the weapons are leashed. China holds NK’s leash, while Pakistan’s leash it shares with US. These two powers are not interested in spoiling the “playground”. They will never let such weapons fall in terrorist hands.