WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

The WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security program takes a fresh look at broader areas of proliferation and security risks, especially in the nuclear areas. The program works with stakeholders to develop possible approaches and new constituencies to help manage those risks.

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Research and Analysis

December 20, 2016 | EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

In the early Sixties, America was mired in earthly miseries threatening its future, from deep-seated segregation in the heartland to a seemingly unending power struggle with the Soviet Union. Despite the tumult, it managed to set optimistic sights on outer space.

December 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of Presidential Inbox 2017 — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.

December 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The long awaited Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) entered into force on 8 May 2016.

November 10, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The United States is so divided that the election of a new President has become a cause of mourning for half the population. To me, Donald Trump’s election feels like Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush over Al Gore — only worse.

November 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Early drafts of the Nuclear Ban Treaty green-lighted by the UN First Committee seek to prohibit the development, production, testing, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer, deployment, threat of use and use of nuclear weapons.

November 5, 2016 | EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

The word ‘nuclear’ tends to unleash predictable, deeply conditioned visions and reactions – most commonly the image of the mushroom cloud – the universal symbol of catastrophic destruction.
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