Unblocking the Road to Zero

Past Programs and Projects

Unblocking the Road to Zero

The Stimson Center's Unblocking the Road to Zero project examines the perspectives of nuclear-armed and threshold countries. Unblocking the Road to Zero aims to persuade their governments that negotiated nuclear disarmament is a viable and practical policy option.


Research and Analysis

June 9, 2014 | EXPERT: Cheryl L. Ramp

Before the ink was even dry on the incorporation papers of the brand-new Henry L. Stimson Center, the Carnegie Corporation of New York made its first investment in our work. Indeed, without that first grant, titled "Avoiding Nuclear War", this "new kind of think tank" would not have been possible.

May 19, 2014 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

Twenty-five years ago, the shape of modern international relations was fundamentally transformed with a wave of revolutions that swept across the Eastern bloc. Beginning in Poland that summer, and culminating with the opening of the Berlin Wall by November, and the collapse of the Soviet Union a month later, Western policymakers struggled to keep pace with a rapidly evolving security environment.

May 5, 2014 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

There have been only two Democratic presidents since Franklin Delano Roosevelt who have been elected to serve two full terms.

May 5, 2014 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

Activities to reduce the dangers of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction have been prominent elements in Stimson’s agenda throughout its 25 year history.

October 21, 2013 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

When I worked with a group of high-ranking former military and civilian national security officials last year to develop a new U.S. defense strategy called “Strategic Agility,” we assumed our elected policymakers would not be so stupid as to allow the mindless across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration to happen. We were wrong.

May 15, 2013 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman , EXTERNAL: Dr. Leo Mackay

Arms control, the theory and practice guiding the decades-long effort by the United States and other nations to limit the dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD), no longer works.
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