Conventional hypersonic strike weapons may undermine deterrence by complicating early-warning and increasing the vulnerability of forward-based forces to surprise attack below the nuclear threshold. Nevertheless, history shows that adaptation to strategically disruptive technologies is possible.
STRATCOM is hosting their 2020 Deterrence Symposium virtually! From November 2-13, STRATCOM will be hosting a panel a day.
How would new norms for testing space weapons affect nuclear stability and traditional deterrence? Would a direct-ascent ASAT limit or ban create stability or further destabilize the space and nuclear domains?
Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time via Zoom webinar The Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has led Iran to retaliate by exceeding key nuclear limits set by the deal. The U.S. strategy has hobbled but not unraveled the agreement and increased tensions with Iran and Read More
This joint CNAS-CSIS report identifies seven trends that are eroding the barriers to nuclear proliferation.
Please join us for a discussion with Mr. Vayl S. Oxford, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency About this Event Mr. Oxford will discuss the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s role in supporting Department of Defense efforts to reduce the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction in a time of Great Powers Competition. Mr. Vayl S. Oxford, Read More
You are cordially invited to attend a virtual NTI seminar “The Military Case for Extending New START” Featuring: Frank G. Klotz, former NNSA Administrator With remarks by: Ernest J. Moniz, NTI Co-Chair and CEO Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:00PM ET Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n_wXzCWUSb6Jdx7vTtfIyQ Please join us for a discussion with Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz Read More
Held virtually with colleagues from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this conference will feature two days of presentations from rising experts covering topics such as nuclear modernization policy and strategies, arms control, proliferation challenges, and deterrence.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the UK Project On Nuclear Issues (UK PONI), over which time its Annual Conference has become the premier national forum for emerging scholars and professionals to consider salient issues in nuclear policy, to share their work, and to connect with peers and established experts. 9 June 1300-1800: Emerging Read More
This site, The U.S. Nuclear Narrative, augments and serves as an additional resource to the report findings. Here, users will find the full report, a summary version with the study’s main takeaways, and a database with primary source documents utilized in the research. Users will also be able to delve into an interactive timeline tracking how the U.S. nuclear narrative has shifted over the years and to explore additional, selected online resources.