The Age of Nuclear Weapons Reinstatement: Debates on Disarmament and Arms Control

Professor Nobumasa Akiyama appeared on a talk series produced by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation entitled The End of Nuclear Oblivion in the Ukrainian War, which was released on May 2. Three years have passed since the publication of the book that Professor Akiyama coauthored, The End of Nuclear Oblivion, which was released in 2019. In the book, the issue of nuclear weapons, which went from unused, unusable weapons to usable weapons due to the nuclear strategies of Russia and China, was discussed. That issue has become more realistic than ever as a result of the Ukrainian War. This second episode released on May 2 took on a broader view of nuclear possession and arms control, with discussions on the relationship between nuclear weapons and other weapons, as well as the role of arms control in war.