Weapons of Mass Destruction

Global Governance & International Regimes

The proliferation of nuclear, radiological, biological, and chemical weapons pose a threat to global peace and security. Stimson experts develop strategies to reduce the proliferation of these weapons of mass destruction.

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September 5, 2017

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August 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

We know that the possibility of another war on the Korean peninsula cannot be wished away. Conflict could occur if President Trump means what he says – that the United States cannot accept a mutual deterrence relationship with North Korea. War could also happen by miscalculation. As this extended crisis plays out, relations between other nuclear-armed states have serious friction points. U.S.- Russia, U.S.-China, China-India, and India-Pakistan relations could deteriorate rapidly. On top of this, Trump might nullify an agreement negotiated during the Obama administration that verifiably limits Iran’s nuclear capabilities – even if Tehran remains in compliance with its terms. READ MORE

August 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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August 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “It has in fact become abundantly clear… since the dawn of the nuclear age, that the balance of terror is decidedly not delicate.” —Bernard Brodie, War & Politics READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Quote of the week: “Longing on a large scale is what makes history.” —Don DeLillo, The Underworld READ MORE

August 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Down-sizing nuclear arsenals is possible if we down size our expectations of the Bomb. Todd Sechser and Matt Fuhrmann have done their part, applying the tools of Political Science to the question of whether the Bomb has helped shape outcomes in confrontations between nuclear-armed states and contests between nuclear “haves” and non-nuclear weapon states. READ MORE

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