Research Project on Security Without Reliance on Nuclear Deterrence
For a world without nuclear weapons, HOPe looks beyond nuclear deterrence and seeks security without reliance on nuclear weapons. In the complicated world of multi-polarization, unstable regional affairs, and advanced and emerging technologyies, security system and arrangements are transforming. Working together with domestic and international experts, HOPe rethinks nuclear deterrence and envision what security without reliance on nuclear weapons look like in global and regional perspectives.
Reports and Papers
Reports will be published after April 2024.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Author: Dr Tytti Erästö
This paper focuses on countries under extended nuclear deterrence arrangements, or ‘umbrella’ states. The paper explores the ways in which umbrella states both in the Asia-Pacific region and in Europe have supported prevailing nuclear deterrence practices or distanced themselves from such practices. While there is a tendency for these countries to side with their nuclear-armed patron on matters related to nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament norms, at times they have taken steps away from the allied mainstream position by advocating for anti-nuclear weapon policies. As long as extended deterrence has a nuclear dimension, allies will need to balance between normative pressures to support nuclear disarmament and alliance commitments that require at least passive support for nuclear deterrence practices.
Research Project on Nuclear Disarmament
From 2016 to 2021, HOPe and Hiroshima pursued concrete measures or approaches for nuclear disarmament, comissioning international research institutes including United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and the UK University of Leicester.