Adam Stulberg and Lawrence Rubin, professors in the Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, gave a presentation on October 25 at the U.S. Department of State about their recently released book, The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and Regional Rivalries, Georgetown University Press, 2018.
The presentation was apart of the State Department’s Ralph J. Bunche Speaker Series.
The book examines how different states in different regions view strategic stability, the use or non-use of nuclear weapons, and whether or not strategic stability is still a prevailing concept. Contributors to this volume edited by Stulberg and Rubin explore policies of current and potential nuclear powers including the United States, Russia, China, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
Stulberg and Rubin find that strategic stability is understood differently among different actors across different contexts and that this important concept should be tailored to effectively address the new and old global security challenges of the 21st Century.
Stulberg is the Neal Family Chair Professor in the Nunn School and co-director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy. His current research focuses on the geopolitics of oil and gas networks, energy security dilemmas and statecraft in Eurasia, Russia and “gray zone” conflicts, new approaches to strategic stability, internationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle, and implications of emerging technologies for strategic stability and international security.
Rubin is associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in the Sam Nunn School as well as a faculty affiliate of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy. He has conducted research in Morocco, Egypt, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.