Journal Article - International Security

When Foreign Countries Push the Button

| Spring 2024


Is there a norm against using nuclear weapons? Many policymakers believe that allied countries would severely condemn a state’s nuclear use. But survey research in the United States and India finds high absolute support for nuclear use, and that the public supports nuclear attacks by allies and strategic partners as much as those by the public’s own government. 

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Joshua A. Schwartz, "When Foreign Countries Push the Button," International Security, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Spring 2024), pp. 47–86. 

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