US Disarmament Expert 'The Risk that Nuclear Weapons Will Be Used Is Growing'

Anxieties are mounting as nuclear weapons make their way into unstable regions. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, US disarmament expert Richard Burt discusses the growing risk of their use, why allowing Iran to get the bomb could trigger a Sunni-Shiite arms race and how an attack could make citizens demand a police state.
A Russian intercontinental ballistic missile is driven through Moscow's Red Square in 2009.

A Russian intercontinental ballistic missile is driven through Moscow's Red Square in 2009.

Foto: DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/ AFP
Interview conducted by Markus Becker
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