Atlantisches Forum Online: Networked Nonproliferation - Nuclear Security and the Crisis of the European Order




Prof. Michal Onderco, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Dienstag, 25. Januar 2022, 18.00 Uhr


Online via ClickMeeting (technische Voraussetzungen)


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Politikwissenschaft, TU Kaiserslautern


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Networked Nonproliferation: How the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was made permanent.
In this Atlantic Forum, Professor Michal Onderco (Erasmus University Rotterdam) will talk about his new book "Networked Nonproliferation: Making the NPT Permanent", recently published by Stanford University Press. The Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) had many opponents when, in 1995, it came up for extension. The majority of parties opposed extension, and experts expected a limited extension as countries sought alternative means to manage nuclear weapons. But against all predictions, the treaty was extended indefinitely, and without a vote. The United States was the NPT's main proponent, but even a global superpower cannot get its way through coercion or persuasion alone. Prof. Onderco's research draws on unique in-depth interviews and newly declassified documents to analyze the networked power at play. This is a very timely topic, in particular given the crisis of nuclear arms control in recent years and the resurging arms race between major powers, such as the US, China, and Russia.


Michal Onderco

is Associate Professor of International Relations at Erasmus University Rotterdam and affiliate researcher at Peace Research Center Prague. In 2018-2019, he was a CISAC Junior Faculty Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford. In 2014-2015, Professor Onderco served as a Max Weber Fellow at European University Institute in Florence. He received his PhD in International Relations at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2014. His main research interest is in international relations, particularly the study of international security, and the domestic sources of foreign policy. Most recently, his work focused on foreign & security policy in Europe and nuclear politics. Professor Onderco authored two books and his work has appeared in numerous leading journals, such as Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Review, and European Security.