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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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CNA National Security Seminar Series: An Uncertain Future: Nuclear Arms Control After New START

CNA National Security Seminar Series An Uncertain Future: Nuclear Arms Control After New START May 6, 2019 3003 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 9:00 – 10:30 AM Featuring: Mr. Vincent Manzo, Research Scientist, CNA Dr. Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Postdoctoral Fellow, Managing the Atom, Belfer Center Moderated by: Dr. Justin Anderson, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University’s Read More

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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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THE END OF STRATEGIC STABILITY?

Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries by Lawrence Rubin and Adam N. Stulberg, Editors Join us as Ambassador Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor, and Rebecca Hersman, Senior Adviser in the International Security Program and Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues at CSIS, discuss this new volume with the editors, Lawrence Rubin and Adam Read More

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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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Managing Risk: Nuclear Weapons in The New Geopolitics

A compilation of interviews with eight Brookings scholars and affiliates—Madelyn Creedon, Robert Einhorn, Bonnie Jenkins, Suzanne Maloney, Michael O’Hanlon, Jung Pak, Frank Rose, and Strobe Talbott— on shifting balance and prioritization of strategic stability and nonproliferation.

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Flexibility and Survivability: The Next Generation of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile

While the current environment continues to challenge the United States, future threats will further weaken America’s nuclear weapons stockpile without action. The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review called for nuclear modernization and the time is now to act and secure our strategic deterrent for the future.

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Bad Idea: Ignoring the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The United States has done little to engage with the Ban Treaty or its supporters. But ignoring the Ban Treaty is a bad idea that will exacerbate the divide between nuclear and non-nuclear states and could lead to a dangerously uneven pace of international disarmament.

Job

SAIC Policy Analyst

SAIC has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst supporting the Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Office of Strategy and Policy (AF/A10P), Strategy Branch (AF/A10PS). Work will be performed at the Arlington, VA area.