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08 March 2014 @ 11:22 am
Nuclear nonproliferation takes another hit.  
One of the interesting bits of the crisis in Ukraine is that in 1994, Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in return for a security guarantee. Russia, the US and the UK supposedly guarantee Ukraine's integrity; the value of this guarantee looks dubious at present.

The sets an unfortunate precedent for any future leaders trying to decide whether or not to maintain a nuclear arsenal. Nuclear powers, essentially, don't suffer territorial incursions, and non-nuclear powers do...
Christopher Avery Sherwin: TheBoysnemene on March 8th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
From having done a some research it appears that we are not in violation of the wording of the treaty currently (Russia definitely is), on the other hand I think we are violating the spirit of the treaty and that has serious repercussions on the willingness of other countries to continue under current treaties, and all but elminates the chance of any new countries joining.