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PONI Debate Series

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) and Ploughshares Fund held a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aimed to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues.


Missile Defence Conference 2018

A major highlight in the missile defence calendar, the RUSI Missile Defence Conference will contribute to the evolution of policy with a stimulating discussion of missile defence issues between senior policymakers and practitioners. It is an element of the Institute’s Martial Power Programme.


The Nuke Ban Treaty: Now What?

In July, 122 states voiced support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The treaty will enter into force 90 days after 50 states ratify it. But what effect, if any, could this treaty have given that none o f the nuclear weapon states have signed it? And if a goal of the treaty – as stated in its preamble – is to bring about complete nuclear disarmament, how could this be achieved through further treaty developments or other efforts?


The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty: Does it have a future?

At 10:00 am on December 8—the 30th anniversary of the INF treaty’s signing—the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative will hold a panel discussion on the treaty and its future. The panel will include Olga Oliker, senior advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Brookings nonresident senior fellow Steven Pifer and Brookings senior fellow Strobe Talbott. Brookings fellow Alina Polyakova will moderate.