How much of the discourse on nuclear proliferation and other arms control is dominated by western notions, and in particular, a civilisation clash? What would a decolonisation of the discourse on arms control mean for the future of nuclear non-proliferation? Doug Becker speaks with Ritu Mathur. 

Ritu Mathur is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is an expert in critical security studies and is the author of Civilizational Discourses in Weapons Control.



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