“A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.” Critically examine the ethical dimensions of the given statement from the perspective of international relations. (150 W)

Mentor’s Comment:

First  part  of  the  answer  should  bring  out  how  the  issue  of  nuclear  weapons  has  its  own  moral dimensions. Then one should examine the different ethical dimensions of the statement. They may be:

  • Stability in world affairs v/s always living under fear.
  • If Nuclear weapons in themselves are moral or immoral
  • From the point of view of Utilitarianism and deontology.
  • Money for weapons v/s money for poor and other developmental objectives

Suitable  examples  provided  to  support  the  arguments.  Preferably  the  conclusion  should  favor  the disarmament.

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