New Research Finds Women Make Nuclear War Less Eminent

New research, including research by the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy, suggests that women are a vital part of preventing nuclear conflict, as well as resolving potential nuclear weapon issues. Including women in non-proliferation talks increases the diversity of ideas as well as leads to more positive outcomes. The Royal Society found that in simulated scenarios men are more likely to display “overconfidence” that leads to attacks. Involvement of women in these scenarios was found to result in de-escalation of the given conflicts. Findings like these drove the U.S. Women, Peace and Security Act, which was passed in 2017 and requires women be included in all U.S. peace talks. Despite repeated confirmation on the importance of including women in peace talks, today only about a quarter of international delegates for nonproliferation talks are women. Research states that increasing this number even 5% to 30% would make a significant change in peace talk outcomes. Adding more women to nonproliferation talks changes the group dynamic as well as the diversity of viewpoints, which results in more successful negotiations. Women are an important part of all peace talks, not just nuclear non-proliferation. The Council on Foreign Relations found that when women participate in […]

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