WMD Nonproliferation

WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

WMD Nonproliferation

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is one of the most serious threats of our time. Stimson’s WMD Nonproliferation program develops innovative, effective approaches with states, the United Nations and civil society to keep these weapons and dual-use materials from being used by illicit actors. This program is part of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.

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Research and Analysis

November 2, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

From the strategic and diplomatic realms to the budgetary and tactical levels, Trump’s decision makes no sense.

August 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as Blockchain, is being characterized as revolutionary in its potential to alter the world economy. Stimson is identifying applications and implications of DLT for non-proliferation and international security at the international, national, and operationa

June 29, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

After testing nuclear devices in 1998, Indian and Pakistani leaders genuinely believed — or stated for the record, while suspecting otherwise — that bringing bombs out of the basement would help make the region safer and more stable.

October 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

For Immediate Release October 13, 2017 Contact: Jim Baird;  202.478.3413; [email protected]

July 9, 2017

Quote of the week: “Longing on a large scale is what makes history.” —Don DeLillo, The Underworld

July 7, 2017 | EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer

Editor's Note: The Fact of the Matter is an ongoing series that highlights — and corrects — common misconceptions in conventional wisdom. Contributions to this series are from experts at the nonpartisan Stimson Center.

July 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Mallory Stewart

By Mallory Stewart

May 29, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Our world will be a safer and healthier place when we can admit that every time we make an atomic bomb we corrupt the morals of a host of innocent neutrons below the age of consent.” —W.H. Auden

April 2, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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February 15, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The greatest unsung achievement of the Cold War – diplomacy to control the nuclear arms race, reduce nuclear dangers and arsenals, and prevent mushroom clouds – has been forgotten. This body of extraordinary accomplishment – strategic arms reduction treaties, the Non-proliferation Treaty, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty — is unraveling.

January 16, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will inherit rising nuclear dangers in five regions of the globe. Every one of them could get worse under his watch. Even before taking office, he has challenged Russia with a nuclear arms race it cannot win, while provoking China over Taiwan.

January 9, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The advent of a New Year and a new administration are as good a time as any for taking stock. Decades of hard work to reduce nuclear dangers are at risk.

December 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The year ends on many somber notes – the election of Donald Trump, his modus operandi and appointments to senior positions, the push on Capitol Hill to expand national missile defenses and to once again explore space-based systems, and the deaths of Tom Schelling, Sid Drell, and John Newhouse.

December 8, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Ages ago, I was a Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill, working for a member of the House Armed Services Committee. The most impressive person who testified before the Committee was Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger. His mind was like a steel trap.

November 20, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

When U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, he will face a global nuclear order that is increasingly unstable. North Korea, deteriorating U.S.–Russian relations, and the triangular competition among India, Pakistan, and China are all cause for concern.
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