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In my PhD project, I employ Qualitative Comparative Analysis to investigate under which combinations of conditions states decide to develop or forgo developing nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons.
In the previous issue of Atlantisch Perspectief, Adam Lowther and Paul Schumacher expressed worry that cuts to defense budgets would leave the American nuclear force too small and unreliable to be effective, while these nuclear weapons are the cornerstone of the security of NATO and its members. Yet, their arguments are unconvincing. If anything, t...