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Graham Allison

Appointment
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 344
617-496-6099
Allison, Graham. "Is Nuclear War Inevitable?" Review of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg. New York Times, December 2017: 18.

Abstract

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un trading threats with words like “fire and fury”; Pakistan deploying tactical nuclear weapons to counter Indian conventional threats; Russia enunciating an Orwellian doctrine of “escalate-to-de-escalate” that calls for early use of battlefield nuclear weapons; and major nuclear-weapons states modernizing their arsenals — nukes are back. The cruel irony: This is happening after eight years of a president who won the Nobel Peace Prize largely for his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons.