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.
Please join us (virtually) for a PONI panel hosted by STRATCOM on November 10, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 PM EDT.
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?
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.
Join the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security for their upcoming event “Emerging Digital Technology for Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security.” Featuring Nidhi Kalra (RAND) and Dimitri Finker (IAEA). Sept 9th (11am-12:30pm Eastern)
About this Event Date And Time Thu, September 10, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Improvements to strategic situational awareness (SA)—the ability to characterize the operating environment, detect and respond to threats, and discern actual attacks from false alarms across the spectrum of conflict—have long been assumed to reduce the risk of conflict and Read More
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.
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.