The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution

The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution

Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon
  • Winner of the 1990 Grawemeyer Prize for Ideas Improving World Order
Robert Jervis argues here that the possibility of nuclear war has created a revolution in military strategy and international relations. He examines how the potential for nuclear Armageddon has changed the meaning of war, the psychology of statesmanship, and the formulation of military policy by the superpowers.