Nickolas Roth

Senior Fellow and Director

Nuclear Security

Nickolas Roth is a senior fellow and director of the Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program. Prior to joining the Stimson Center, Roth was a senior research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs where he received a Dean’s Award for his work related to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summits. He is also currently an associate at the Project on Managing the Atom.  His research has focused on nuclear security, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, arms control, and the nuclear policy-making process.
 
Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Roth was a policy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists and the program director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. In both roles, he helped create legislation to improve accountability and project management within the Department of Energy. Mr. Roth’s work has appeared in publications around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesBoston GlobeUSA TodayAsahi Shimbun, and Newsweek. Mr. Roth earned a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, where he is also a research scholar. He was previously a Member-at-Large for the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management’s Northeast Chapter.

Projects

Developing Strategies for Strong Nuclear Security Implementation

Research & Writing
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Policy Paper
IAEA Nuclear Security Recommendations (INFCIRC/225): The Next Generation

Nearly a decade later, however, the global nuclear security landscape has changed. Nuclear security regulations and practices have improved. International institutions and norms supporting global nuclear security architecture are stronger. Countries ha…

Report
Blundering Toward Nuclear Chaos

Greater resources and political attention to international initiatives are needed to ensure that nuclear terrorism risks continue to decline.

Commentary
Securing Nuclear Facilities in a Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is decimating families, communities, economies, and, if not managed properly could, potentially undermine security at nuclear sites around the globe.

Op-Ed
How to keep nuclear power plants operating safely during the coronavirus pandemic

This article was originally published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Op-Ed
Maintaining Nuclear Safety and Security During the COVID-19 Crisis

This article was originally published in Russia Matters

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