Wars result from the proliferation of weapons, which may be diverse from time to time. Nations with huge capital tend to put high budgets to fund their militaries. Moreover, research has led to the increase in the sophistication of weapons, from simple artillery such as catapults to current mass-destruction armaments such as nuclear heads (Payne, 2008). The rapid increase in the complication and number of weapons has mainly been a result of superpower rivalry, regional power balance, and authoritarian regimes, among others. The increase in the number of countries with nuclear technologies has led to a much unsafe world as it is not easy to predict which nation can use first use the weapon on the other (Payne, 2008). In particular, there have been threes from China and Japan, India and Pakistan, the Middle East countries, and North Korea, because each of these nations has weapons of mass destruction. However, America has tried to play a critical role in taming war-torn countries by using biological and chemical weapons to advance conflicts (Payne, 2008). Consequently, some countries have in the past, abandoned their nuclear-related programs.
I believe that weapon proliferation can closely be connected to the Hobbesian worldview, which indicates that countries increase their weaponry due to hobbies. For instance, countries with advanced technological systems advance their ammunition to remain on top of the rest, or to show their prowess in innovation and power. However, the rapid increase in nuclear weapons has made the world more unsafe and countries with these artilleries can threaten to use them at any time. I think that drones and cyber-weapons have also resulted in more war-related activities in different countries, especially by sparking the idea of surveillance from other regions.
Payne, R. J. (2008). Global issues: Politics, economics and culture (5th ed.). Pearson.