About the Author

Maxwell Simon is a program coordinator and research assistant with the Project on Nuclear Issues in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government and history. Prior to joining CSIS, he held positions as a junior research fellow at the Tony Blair Institute in London and as a legislative intern in the United States Senate. His current research interests include asymmetric security threats and long-standing conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East.
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The Hypersonic Missile Debate

The hypersonic missile debate is a difficult one to navigate. This event showcases prominent thought leaders in the U.S. policy discourse surrounding hypersonic missiles and will feature a recent paper from the Center for Space Policy & Strategy that attempts to map out the debate. A central argument from the paper is that experts’ views Read More


Opportunities at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Overview The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) seeks analysts who will directly contribute to IDA efforts to develop, design, and execute studies and analysis for the Department of Defense and other national security agencies. OPENING: Research Analyst – Nuclear Weapons Strategy and Policy Research Analysts at IDA are career research staff, typically with PhDs or Read More


Deep Dive Debrief: Strategic Stability and Competition in the Arctic

This brief reflects discussions and insights from a deep dive workshop convened by PONI at Kings Bay Submarine Base on strategic stability and great power competition in the Arctic. This brief focuses on how climate, economic, and political trends in the Arctic region impact U.S. strategic interests, and the implications of these trends for nuclear stability, policy, and posture.


Virtual Conference: International Security at the Nuclear Nexus

In today’s competitive security landscape, nuclear weapons cannot be examined in isolation from other strategic security challenges. Current and emerging challenges related to nuclear weapons increasingly cross-cut other domains, including cyber, space, and conventional war.