Dissecting the DDPR
NATO’s Deterrence and Defence Posture Review and the Future of Nuclear Sharing
This paper looks at events that took place at NATO's May 2012 Chicago Summit, as they relate to the future of NATO's nuclear sharing arrangements and to the Alliance itself. It examines NATO's Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR), addressing subjects including nuclear policy, the role of conventional forces, missile defense, and issues surrounding arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. The author argues that due to NATO's political mechanisms being deadlocked around the nuclear issue, the US must act more forcefully in its leadership role to promote change in the Alliance's nuclear posture and policy.
© 2012 British American Security Information Council (BASIC), Arms Control Association (ACA), Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)
Edmond E Seay III