This collection of op-eds from Shultz, Perry, Kissinger, and Nunn outlines the thinking of four senior U.S policy officials regarding disarmament and the goal of “global zero.” It includes four op-eds from 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.
Sagan’s article examines the existing political science literature related to the spread of nuclear weapons and suggests future areas for research.
This article from the Congressional Research Service analyzes trends in CBRN weapons and their delivery systems. It looks at these weapon programs in various countries.
In this article, Mcfarlane attempts to parse out the differences between various types of weapons of mass destruction. This includes distinctions in lethality and their impact on national security policy.
The authors of The Nuclear Tipping Point seek to identify factors that cause states to decide to not pursue nuclear weapons and which factors may cause them to reverse their decisions.
In this classic book on the spread of nuclear weapons, Sagan and Waltz debate the pros and cons of the proliferation of nuclear weapons to a number of countries.
This report from the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission provides an in-depth overview of CBRN weapons, delivery systems, export controls, and other topics.
This book by Joseph Cirincione, Jon Wolfsthal, and Miriam Rajkumar remains one of the definitive resources for an overview of WMDs and their respective regimes.
A book by Joseph Cirincione, Bomb Scare traces the history of nuclear proliferation and offers an optimistic view of its future. It combines theory, history, and security analysis as it moves from the dawning of the nuclear age to the Iranian nuclear program of the 2000s.
A report by Chatham House on the current status and future of the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons Initiative. The report focuses on the broader discourse on nuclear weapons as an urgent humanitarian concern and highlights some of the internal and external debates regarding the way ahead for the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons Initiative.