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(Nuclear) sharing is caring. European views on NATO nuclear deterrence and the German nuclear sharing debate

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We highlight the chapter of Alexander Mattelaer. He answers the following questions: How does your government view the importance of nuclear deterrence and NATO’s nuclear sharing agreement for its own security and European security? In the view of your government: What difference does Germany’s participation in nuclear sharing make? (Why) is Germany important in nuclear sharing? What would be the plausible/probable effects within NATO and for European security, if Germany were to leave nuclear sharing?

His article was first published in the DGAP Report n°10, June 2020p.7.  as well as on the DGAP website.

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