On December 1, Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig was featured in a panel for Providence titled “A World Free from Nuclear Weapons? A Happy Hour Discussion.” Kroenig and his co-panelists responded to the recently published A World Free from Nuclear Weapons, a volume of essays drawn from the 2017 Vatican conference on disarmament. They challenged the flawed premises of the discussion and offered their own insights.

I would argue US nuclear weapons have been a force for good over the past seventy years… the United States doesn’t use nuclear weapons just to protect itself, it uses nuclear weapons really to defend the entire free world.

Matthew Kroenig
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