The papers included in this volume comprise research from participants in the 2018 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and the PONI Conference Series. These papers explore such topics as the impacts of emerging technologies and capabilities, deep-diving on nuclear strategy and national policies, proposing paths forward for addressing proliferation challenges, and enhancing arms control in contentious environments.
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The Future of U.S.-North Korea Relations Council on Foreign Relations February 21, 2019 See the full CFR panel discussion here Opening Remarks LIPPERT: So I’m going to go first to Rebecca. And Rebecca, you’re the arms control, nonproliferation expert here. Can you just—to level-set everybody here—take us through kind of a brief history of the Read More
Rebecca Hersman joins panel discussion at Brookings Institution to discuss the future of New START and strategic modernization. Read her full opening remarks and view the panel here.
Rebecca Hersman joins panel discussion at Heritage Foundation to discuss a post-INF world. Read her full opening remarks and view the panel here.
The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, preceded by wide debate, is enjoying a honeymoon of sorts. Domestically, it received strong support and close to full funding while internationally, it has received strong support from allies. However, controversy over the NPR may be just around the corner. There needs to be strong bipartisan commitment to nuclear infrastructure and delivery system modernization as well as arms control.
While it has been a driving mission of PONI’s to encourage younger involvement in the field since its founding 14 years ago, we realize we have an opportunity and an obligation to rethink how we’ve done that.
The project focuses on how rapid technology developments are expected to reshape situational awareness, crisis management, and strategic warning on the conventional battlefield, introducing new and complex risks to strategic stability in the nuclear domain.
This study aims to create a dialogue with the nation’s nuclear personnel about the rationales for the U.S. nuclear arsenal that already exist—some of which have been stated at the highest levels of leadership—to ask what the nuclear forces actually hear, what works and what does not, and what motivates them on a daily basis.