Dangerous Paths to Unconventional Nuclear Proliferation


Dangerous Paths to Unconventional Nuclear Proliferation

A discussion with Brian Michael Jenkins about his new book, "When Armies Divide: The Security of Nuclear Arsenals During Revolts, Coups and Civil Wars"

Managing Director Brian Finlay and Brian Michael Jenkins sat down to talk about nuclear proliferation at a Stimson event sponsored by the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative. The pair discussed the dangers of weapons of mass destruction going from North Korea, Pakistan and elsewhere to Iran and terrorists group seeking the weapons. Jenkins is a senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation and director of the Mineta Transportation Institute's Transportation Safety and Security Center.

Jenkins' new book "When Armies Divide"  looks at how nuclear weapons might be sold or given to terrorist groups or nations in turbulent times, such as when rebels or disloyal military commanders seize control of some of a nation's nuclear weapons. As a case study, the e-book focuses on a rebellion by commanders of the French army in Algeria in 1961, when France was testing nuclear weapons in the Sahara. The book examines what might happen in a similar situation today and looks at steps that could be taken to deal with "loose nukes."

To watch the full event, click here.

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