Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation

  • Nuno Monteiro
  • Alexandre Debs
| Fall 2014


When do states acquire nuclear weapons? History shows that only two types of states decide that the bomb is essential to their security: 1) very powerful states; and 2) weak states that lack ironclad security guarantees.

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For Academic Citation: Monteiro, Nuno P., and Alexandre Debs. The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 39. no. 2. (Fall 2014):

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