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Professor Fuhrmann Featured on Washington Post’s Blog

Prof. Matthew Fuhrmann’s research on nuclear blackmail was recently featured in the Washington Post’s blog The Monkey Cage. Many people assume that having nuclear weapons allows countries to bully and intimidate their adversaries. However, Fuhrmann’s coauthored research (with Todd Sechser at the University of Virginia) published in the journal International Organization shows that the conventional wisdom is misguided. Despite […]

Prof. Matthew Fuhrmann’s research on nuclear blackmail was recently featured in the Washington Post’s blog The Monkey Cage. Many people assume that having nuclear weapons allows countries to bully and intimidate their adversaries. However, Fuhrmann’s coauthored research (with Todd Sechser at the University of Virginia) published in the journal International Organization shows that the conventional wisdom is misguided. Despite their tremendously destructive power, nuclear weapons rarely provide states with greater political leverage.