WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

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WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security

The WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security program takes a fresh look at broader areas of proliferation and security risks, especially in the nuclear areas. The program works with stakeholders to develop possible approaches and new constituencies to help manage those risks.

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Research and Analysis

January 3, 2019

As the global nuclear fuel cycle becomes increasingly a back-end fuel cycle, an entirely new nuclear facility is being developed to handle the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

November 16, 2018

Today, there are over 400 nuclear power reactors operating around the world, generating 10.5% of the world’s electricity production.

November 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

In the past, arms controllers and deterrence boosters compromised on deals that ultimately reduced nuclear dangers. No more. One consequence of the demise of political compromise on Capitol Hill is that existing treaties reducing nuclear arms are threatened with extinction.

November 6, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Blockchain is transitioning away from the hype and gaining legitimacy as the next-wave technological solution to distribute data and build a network of trust among parties.

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

August 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned this spring that Russia had infiltrated critical US infrastructure, targeting nuclear and other power plants, along with homes and businesses. UK officials joined in the warning, noting the attacks were worldwide.

August 6, 2018

The imprint on public consciousness of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which occurred 73 years ago Monday, has faded greatly.

July 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

The point at which nuclear material becomes subject to comprehensive safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is commonly known as the “starting point of safeguards.” Paragraphs falling under this heading have remained unchanged since the publication of the model Comp

July 27, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

By Hannah Haegeland

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.

May 9, 2018

Quote of the week: “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene IV  

April 11, 2018 | EXPERT: Debra Decker

The Russians are not coming, they are here. And they're poised for new age warfare that uses weapons of mass disruption rather than destruction. 

March 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

By Cindy Vestergaard Abstract

March 8, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Are Chemical Assassinations in Vogue?
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