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

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  

May 8, 2018 | EXPERT: David Kim

Wednesday’s meeting in Tokyo between Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will add momentum to, and raise the stakes for, U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting next month with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

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?

January 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Clearly, five major crises within a twenty-year period indicate a fundamental structural problem… This region has not been stable and peaceful despite the common cultural and geopolitical heritage of its two dominant states.”

January 17, 2018 | EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

  The Stimson Center, World Institute for Nuclear Security, and 39 Essex - UK explore ways nuclear industry actors can demonstrate 'Duty of Care' to prevent security incidents, and how this could affect nuclear liability determinations.

December 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

The nuclear security summits have come and gone, but the challenge of nuclear terrorism is still with us.

November 16, 2017 | EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

With the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM/A), the legal bedrock for physical protection has been extended to cover civilian nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport as well as civilian nuclear facilities.

November 7, 2017 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Jacqueline Kempfer , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Market competition, along with a trifecta of major nuclear incidents — Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima — have posed barriers to the growth and public acceptance of nuclear power.
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