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

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.

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.
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