The NPT nuclear five lack shared norms of nuclear behavior. Pursuing a nuclear code of conduct could resolve that and help increase both dialogue and stability.
Extended nuclear deterrence strengthens alliances, except when it didn’t.
Dangerous political and cultural trends put U.S. competitiveness in the sciences at risk, with potentially disastrous consequences for the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
A Collection of Papers from the 2017 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series
What dictates escalation choices? For U.S. adversaries, the foremost concern may not be the security of the state or even the contested objective, but the security of the regime itself.
If the nuclear ban treaty follows trajectories of other weapons prohibitions, it could strengthen the norm against nuclear weapons use and possession, and even decrease production. Difficult work likely lies ahead, however.
Japan possesses almost 47 tons of separated plutonium. A clear plan for its potential usage and storage is essential.
Recent decisions have left lasting impacts on international law in ways that might affect whether ban treaty supporters rely on international courts for disarmament.
There are hundreds of blood irradiators at hospitals and universities around the country containing material that could be used for a dirty bomb. What can we do to minimize that risk?
Two years have passed since the last NSS. What lessons can we draw for future nuclear security endeavors from the structural choices of the summit?