Smetana, M., Onderco, M. & Etienne, T.W. (2021) "Do Germany and the Netherlands want to say goodbye to US nuclear weapons?" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 77(4), 215-221
Three decades after the end of the Cold War, the United States still deploys about 100 nuclear weapons in Europe under NATO’s nuclear sharing policy. Two of the hosting states, Germany and the Netherlands, are now debating the prospective withdrawal of these weapons from their territory. This article presents the findings of a recent public opinion poll in the two countries, where German and the Dutch citizens expressed their views on the US withdrawal. Given the changing political landscape in these two countries, public support for these policies is a pertinent aspect of the political decisions over the future of US nuclear weapons in Europe.