Nuclear arms served a specific and a particular purpose at a then needed time in a bygone era. The use of the weapons brought to a close World War II, an episode of war that could have consumed many more lives had the weapons not been used. The purpose was fulfilled.
Today, in this era of a global economic and international pacts dominated by international trade and commerce, cooperation between states and pacts between sovereign nations under the umbrella of the United Nations(UN), should be an obvious omen signalling that the time of nuclear proliferation has expired.
However, such is not the case. Nations continue to pursue nuclear arms and better capabilities to launch them. The arms race is speeding up once again with mega arms deals between nations and in already volatile regions.
The age of civil diplomacy between nations should be resurrected as a means to ending nuclear proliferation and a widening arms race. Diplomacy must outpace fanaticism and authoritarianism and the commerce of arms deals.