By Uwe Werner Schierhorn
There can be a variety of measures to reduce the risk of nuclear war, e.g:
- Establish a joint early warning centre worldwide.
- Store nuclear warheads separately. They should not be mounted directly on delivery systems, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles.
- Conclude non-aggression treaties
- Abide by the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Eliminate or continuously reduce nuclear weapons
- Hold close-knit conferences between the countries possessing nuclear weapons
- Conclude new disarmament agreements that go beyond the current INF Treaty
- Ensure de-escalation – build a broad coalition of reason (e.g. confidence- and security-building measures as in “Cold War No. 1”, Red Phones, controls, inspections, manoeuvre announcements)
- Focus on “détente”, “peaceful coexistence” and “change through rapprochement”.
- Pursue foreign policy according to the principles of peace logic (e.g. equal rights, understanding the other side, anticipatory prevention of conflicts, readiness for reconciliation instead of violence & images of the enemy, recognition of other political cultures & renunciation of regime changes)
- Create cooperative security structures with inclusion and without exclusion of neighbours (e.g. geographical Europe includes at least Russia and Turkey)
- Improve international understanding (e.g. youth exchange, cultural exchange)
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