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.


Research and Analysis

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.

November 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Early drafts of the Nuclear Ban Treaty green-lighted by the UN First Committee seek to prohibit the development, production, testing, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer, deployment, threat of use and use of nuclear weapons.

October 30, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Even after the Iran nuclear agreement, nuclear dangers are growing on four fronts – North Korea; U.S.-Russian relations; India-Pakistan, with China mixed in; and the potential for offshore frictions between the United States and China.

October 25, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Thankfully, a dispiriting election season in the United States is almost over. France and Germany await their ordeals. Democracies have been battered by the Great Recession, triggered by the greed of financial institutions and abetted by weak governmental regulations.

October 18, 2016 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

By Cameron Trainer and Brian Finlay:

October 16, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Since testing nuclear weapons in 1998, Pakistan has lost while India has gained regional and international standing. Pakistan has also become less confident of its national security as the United States has gravitated toward India and as Pakistan’s own ties with states in the region have frayed.

September 30, 2016

The Stimson Center announced today Enrique de Vega Gonzalez of Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid, Spain, is the winner of the first ever United Nations Security Council resolution

September 30, 2016

Introduction from the Chair of the 1540 Committee

September 23, 2016 | EXPERT: Debra Decker


September 21, 2016

Contest Closed - Come to the Award Event on Non-proliferation Issues with the UN, Argonne National Lab and other specialists on September 30 For more information, 
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