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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Current Research

September 4, 2019 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

With apologies to T.S. Eliot, August was the cruelest month. US-DPRK working-level talks did not begin, as most observers expected, after US-ROK joint military exercises ended on August 20. For a variety of reasons, the diplomatic window seems to be narrowing. READ MORE

August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

Stimson created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations and evaluated them against key elements of the IAEA’s Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources to empower e READ MORE

August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

Stimson created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations and evaluated them against key elements of the IAEA’s Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources to empower everyone with a better understanding of what S READ MORE

August 2, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian, Jack Liu and Jenny Town READ MORE

July 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian, Jack Liu and Jenny Town READ MORE

July 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit

With his visit to the Demilitarized Zone, the president is opening the door for real negotiations. READ MORE

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations 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 READ MORE

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations 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 READ MORE

April 12, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu, Peter Makowsky and Jenny Town READ MORE

March 7, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu, Irv Buck and Jenny Town READ MORE

March 7, 2019 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit

The past few days have been filled with reports that North Korea is rebuilding partially dismantled facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) and speculation that it might be preparing to renew testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). READ MORE

February 15, 2019 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

With another summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for February 27-28 in Vietnam, the potential dismantlement of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center looms as a first step towards denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. READ MORE

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