The Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University’s Center for International Business Present
“U.S. Strategic Weapons and the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review”
Dr. Susan Haynes
Author, “Chinese Nuclear Proliferation: How Global Politics is Transforming China’s Weapons Buildup and Modernization”; Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lipscomb University; Member of the Board and Executive Committee, Tennessee World Affairs Council
April 19th, 2018
Belmont University, Massey College of Business
Room MC 103 | Massey Business Center
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00
Here are some resources to help you prepare for this Global Dialogue conversation:
- “Leaked Nuclear Posture Review Lays Out Policy Changes That Would Increase Risk of Nuclear War,” Union of Concerned Scientists – Jan. 12, 2018
- “Exclusive: Here Is A Draft Of Trump’s Nuclear Review. He Wants A Lot More Nukes,” Huffington Post – Jan 11, 2018
- “Trump is about to put his mark on the US nuclear arsenal,” CNN, Jan 7, 2018
While the world’s attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it “the forgotten nuclear power,” as described in Foreign Affairs. Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China’s buildup and its diversification of increasingly mobile, precise, and sophisticated nuclear weapons. Haynes provides context and clarity on this complex global issue through an analysis of extensive primary source research and lends insight into questions about why China is the only nuclear weapon state recognized under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that continues to pursue qualitative and quantitative advancements to its nuclear force.
As the gap between China’s nuclear force and the forces of the nuclear superpowers narrows against the expressed interest of many nuclear and nonnuclear states, Chinese Nuclear Proliferation offers policy prescriptions to curtail China’s nuclear growth and to assuage fears that the “American world order” presents a direct threat to China’s national security. Presenting technical concepts with minimal jargon in a straightforward style, this book will be of use to casual China watchers and military experts alike.
Convenient Parking Available
Park at Belmont’s Inman Center/North Garage (Directions at this Link). From Inman Garage take the Inman Building elevator to the second floor. Turn left to cross the pedestrian bridge to the Massey Business Center. Room MC 103.
Welcome to Global Dialogue — a program of the Tennessee World Affairs Council that offers a casual discussion session for people to share their perspectives on current issues in global developments.
Why: Global Dialogue is a community discussion program organized by the Tennessee World Affairs Council. The purpose is to bring people together to learn more about the pressing international issues of the day, to exchange insights and perspectives and to achieve an understanding about the challenges facing America in the world.
How: Global Dialogue sessions are informal, “salon”-like gatherings held in areas convenient to the participants — usually at Belmont University but also at downtown coffee shops, library meeting rooms, and such. Participants review materials assembled on the www.TNWAC.org web site in advance of the session to be prepared to engage in conversation with their neighbors and colleagues. Sessions are facilitated by a group leader, and may include a specialist to provide background and context, but the Global Dialogue sessions will ensure everyone gets to share their views of the issues.
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