Nuclear weapons have long been viewed as a crucial means of deterrence in foreign policy. But during the Cold war, we increased the production of nuclear weapons and it didn’t prevent wars and regional conflicts. And with the collapse of the Soviet Union the long-standing reliance on nuclear deterrence has become even more obsolete.
Without a commitment from major world powers to change the nature of global and regional conflicts, widespread denuclearization will not occur. The only way forward is for the United States and other major nuclear powers to work together to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.