What Are the Reasons for Nuclear Proliferation Around the World?
There are many reasons for nuclear proliferation around the world in this new missile age. Unlike during the Cold War, were the Soviet Union and the United States were the only two world powers with nuclear capabilities, today’s world is much different. There are over 20 nations with nuclear weapons at the time of this writing. Some of these nations are hostile or have the potential to be hostile to the U.S. Furthermore, there are several nations very hostile to the U.S. who are actively seeking nuclear weapons. Among these nations are Iran, Syria, and Lybia, just to name a few. Many of the nations seeking nuclear weapons are also sponsors of terrorist organizations around the world. These organizations have also made it very clear that they will stop at nothing to hit targets at will. Because of the increased threat of nuclear weapons being obtained by rogue nations, other peaceful nations feel they need to obtain nuclear weapons to protect themselves. They feel that the threat of ret