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

June 11, 2019 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), in partnership with the Stimson Center, hosted a 1.5-day off-the record (Chatham House Rule) Nuclear-Cybersecurity Workshop, which took place at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

***This this a three-part essay originally published in Arms Control Wonk and combined into a single piece***

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and National Level Databases) of United Nation Member States’ laws and regulations that include an explicit obligation to secure radioactive sources, related apparatus or facilities to empower everyone with a better understanding of what States have

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and National Level Databases) of United Nation Member States’ laws and regulations that include an explicit obligation to secure radioactive sources, related apparatus or facilities to empower everyone with a better understanding of what States have

April 18, 2019

The only deep geological repository in the United States, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, is licensed to permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste for 10,000 years from nuclear weapons production facilities and cleanup sites.

March 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Akriti Vasudeva , EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard , EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

Policy debates around participation in multilateral information-sharing mechanisms highlight fundamental tensions between safety, national security, and international security.

March 11, 2019

Historically, there have been limited international controls at the very front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, which consists of mining, processing, transportation, and conversion of natural uranium.

February 14, 2019 | EXPERT: David Kim

In exchange for a peace declaration and even sanctions relief, the United States could ask North Korea for a number of concessions: • An indefinite moratorium on all nuclear and missile tests, including those for short-range missiles.

February 14, 2019 | EXPERT: David Kim

During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump announced that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of the month to continue a “historic push” for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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
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