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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October 9, 2018 | TYPE: Opinion
American nuclear nonproliferation policy is a combination of economic and security imperatives. Since the early Cold War years, the GOP’s policy response to the international threat of nuclear proliferation has been pro-business/pro-market marked by the intrinsic struggle to strike the right balance between trade and controls. While the Trump administration’s nonproliferation policy might seem unique, I argue that it is far from it.
October 9, 2018 | EXPERT:
American nuclear nonproliferation policy is a combination of economic and security imperatives. READ MORE
April 24, 2018 | EXPERT:
Quote of the week: “Americans, being a moral people, want their foreign policy to reflect the values we espouse as a nation. But Americans, being a practical people, also want their foreign policy to be effective.” ― George P. Shultz READ MORE
April 19, 2018 | EXPERT:
Steve Coll’s new book picks up where he left off in Ghost Wars, published in 2004. Together, the two volumes are more than a 1,500-page thick opus on futility, confusion, misplaced hopes and serious errors. READ MORE
April 18, 2018 | EXPERT:
Quotes of the week: “You show me a Secretary of Defense who’s planning not to prevail [in a nuclear war] and I’ll show you a Secretary of Defense who ought to be impeached.” — Caspar Weinberger, New York Times, August 24, 1982 READ MORE
March 29, 2018 | EXPERT:
Optimistic and pessimistic arguments about nuclear proliferation were conceptualized decades ago. The best place to find them is in Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz’s The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. READ MORE