June 21, 2024
Legal Studies, Political Science

Charli Carpenter, Professor of political science and director of the Human Security Lab notes: “Reframing nuclear weapons as a humanitarian scourge played a crucial role in the success of negotiations for a ban treaty in the first place, denting their symbolic power, likening their possessors and possible users to war criminals and demoting the weapons to the status of a stigmatized means of warfare akin to previously banned weapons like landmines and chemical weapons”.
(World Politics Review [redistributed by MSN], 6/18/24)