[수당 안보 콜로키움 #25] The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution
- 일시 : 2022년 8월 30일(화) ㅣ 10:00
- 장소 : 정경관 618호
- 발표 : Keir A. Lieber (Georgetown University) ㅣ 발표자료 다운로드
- 사회 : 이동선 (고려대학교 정치외교학과)
- 주관 : 평화와 민주주의연구소, 고려대학교 정치외교학과
2022년 8월 30일 고려대학교 정치외교학과와 평화와 민주주의 연구소는 Keir A. Liber 교수 (Georgetown University)를 초청하여 수당안보콜로키움 북토크를 개최하였습니다. 저자 Lieber 교수는 “The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution” 제목의 저서를 소개하였습니다.
Leading analysts have predicted for decades that nuclear weapons would help pacify international politics. The core notion is that countries protected by these fearsome weapons can stop competing so intensely with their adversaries: they can end their arms races, scale back their alliances, and stop jockeying for strategic territory. But rarely have theory and practice been so opposed. Why do international relations in the nuclear age remain so competitive? Indeed, why are today’s major geopolitical rivalries intensifying?
In The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution, Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press tackle the central puzzle of the nuclear age: the persistence of intense geopolitical competition in the shadow of nuclear weapons. They explain why the Cold War superpowers raced so feverishly against each other; why the creation of “mutual assured destruction” does not ensure peace; and why the rapid technological changes of the 21st century will weaken deterrence in critical hotspots around the world.
By explaining how the nuclear revolution falls short, Lieber and Press discover answers to the most pressing questions about deterrence in the coming decades: how much capability is required for a reliable nuclear deterrent, how conventional conflicts may become nuclear wars, and how great care is required now to prevent new technology from ushering in an age of nuclear instability.