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We hoped that our Adelphi Paper might provoke exactly the kind of debate in which we are now engaged. For too long, those opposed to the project of abolishing nuclear weapons did not think it worth committing their arguments to paper. We therefore welcome Elbridge Colby’s response. Our disagreement with him centres on two questions: why bother to pursue abolition at all? And, would ‘world government’ be necessary to ensure security in a world free of nuclear weapons? ...

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Publication date: February 1, 2009

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