Rebecca Hersman presents at the National Defence Academy of Latvia Center for Security and Strategic Research on her wormhole escalation research. View the presentation here.
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View the PONI panel and poster presentation from the 2020 STRATCOM Deterrence Symposium.
The brief examines the debate surrounding the development of U.S. nuclear warheads and whether the United States is creating “new” nuclear weapons.
Understanding international security issues at the “nuclear nexus” is critical for managing a contemporary security environment characterized by rapid technological innovation, increased strategic competition, and a looming nuclear shadow.
Increasingly capable and intrusive digital information technologies, advanced dual-use military capabilities, and diffused global power structures will reshape future crises and conflicts between nuclear-armed adversaries and challenge traditional ways of thinking about escalation and stability. This emerging security environment will require new concepts and tools to manage the risk of unintended escalation and reduce nuclear dangers.
The current NC3 structure, last comprehensively updated in the 1980s, was designed for a vastly different security environment.
Over the past few weeks, we have taken time to reflect and educate ourselves on the continued presence of systemic racism and inequality in the United States. The PONI team condemns racism and discrimination and stands in solidarity with those unequivocally affected by systemic racism.
CSIS Experts Samuel Brannen, Kathleen Hicks, Seth G. Jones, Rebecca Hersman, and Todd Harrison predict how the COVID-19 pandemic could effect geopolitics in the long-term.
On April 15, 2020, the State Department released the executive summary for the 2020 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments, more commonly known as the Compliance Report.
The papers included in this volume comprise research from participants in the 2019 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and the PONI Conference Series.