My paper, written in cooperation with Paul Ingram and published by the British American Security Information Council, discusses the rationale behind the practice of nuclear sharing within NATO. It explains that the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe is the legacy left from an outdated security agenda and no longer serves a credible purpose within NATO's nuclear posture. Despite this, neither US nor European decision-makers are willing to discuss withdrawal prospects. The paper examines each of the countries that host US nuclear weapons - Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK and Belgium - and discusses their political dimension in relation to NATO nuclear sharing.
Claudine Lamond has recently graduated from the Australian National University hoding a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and a Bachelor of Asian Studies, Security and Strategic Studies, and Japanese.