Debates are ongoing in nuclear armed arsenals. The full life cycle costs of nuclear weapons, including long warheads are, however, rarely considered in debates. IKV Pax Christi’s paper ‘Disarm, dismantle and make a profit: A cost-benefit analysis of nuclear modernisation versus nuclear disarmament’ looks at the materials that put the nuclear in nuclear weapons, and examines costs associated with getting these materials out of bombs, out of military stockpiles, and into the commercial nuclear market.
This study comes to a clear conclusion: when one examines the math and the potential profits to be made, the choice is obvious: disarm, down-blend and make a profit.
Download the report: Disarm Dismantle and Make a Profit