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Decoding Nuclear Winter: Has War Lost Its Name? Working Paper No. 11, First Annual Conference on Discourse, Peace, Security, and International Society


The concept of a "nuclear winter" has effected a turn in the discourse on nuclear war, which had long focused on imagery related to the initial blast and immediate after-effects. The paper discusses the origin of the nuclear winter theory and how it has influenced the nuclear debate.

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