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On the Horizon: A Collection of the Papers from the Next Generation

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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PONI Capstone Conference

The final conference in the PONI 2018 Conference Series will be at U.S. STRATCOM on April 30th. The event will feature presentations from emerging experts and keynote address. More information on the event and speakers coming soon.

Events

The future of U.S. extended deterrence

In February 2018, the Trump administration released the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which seeks to ensure that the United States will continue to maintain a safe, secure, and effective deterrent that protects the U.S. homeland, assures allies, and above all, deters adversaries. The NPR devotes significant attention to extended deterrence and recommends several specific actions Read More

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Promise or Peril: The Future of Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov

Event at Nuclear Threat Initiative: Artificial intelligence is a foundational technology that is disrupting the current landscape, leading us to decades of innovation–impacting the way we live, work, learn, discover, and communicate. Dr. Kusnezov will discuss how AI is transforming energy, science, and national security R&D. Dr. Kusnezov previously served as chief scientist at the Read More

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2019 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting

New Risks and New Arms Control Solutions: North Korea, Disruptive Technologies, and the New Arms Race 9:00 a.m. Welcome Thomas Countryman,  Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association 9:15 a.m. Morning Panel I “INF, New START, and the Crisis in U.S.-Russian Arms Control” Ambassador Richard Burt, Former U.S. Diplomat and Negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Read More

Resources

The “Consensual Straitjacket”: Four Decades of Women in Nuclear Security

This study tells the stories of nearly two dozen women with decades of experience in nuclear, arms control, and non-proliferation policy. They have much to teach us, not just about the history of the field but about its future—how to keep it thriving, fill it with vital and innovative talent, and connect it with the best thinking about security, from which it has been too often cut off.

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International Perspectives on Nuclear Materials Security

Hudson Institute, in partnership with the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), will host a panel of international nuclear security experts to discuss global efforts in reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism. The panel will examine challenges regarding the security of nuclear and related materials in the regions of Africa, Eurasia, South Asia, and the Middle Read More

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New Risks and New Arms Control Solutions: North Korea, Disruptive Technologies, and the New Arms Race

The 2019 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting will bring together members and colleagues in the field, journalists, U.S. and international officials, and prominent experts and policymakers to discuss ongoing effort to rein-in Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, the challenges posed by new weapons technologies, strategies for preventing a new U.S.-Russian arms race, and more. A Read More

Announcements

ICYMI: The Future of U.S.-North Korea Relations

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