The importance of arms control and of the goal of strategic stability in the US nuclear
weapons policy toolkit since the 1970s suggest that it is a fundamentally conservative realm of
policymaking and that this conservative aspect might be good news as, in the nuclear realm
maybe more than anywhere else. However, in nuclear weapons policy as in other areas,
decision-making cannot be oriented towards pure stasis. This is why the study of the conditions
of possibility of progressive nuclear weapons policy is crucial.
Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol, Affiliate of CISAC, Stanford University and visiting fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies for 2015-2016.