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Course

Nuclear Scholars Initiative Class of 2019

The Nuclear Scholars Initiative aims to provide top graduate students and young professionals from around the country with a unique venue to interact and dialogue with senior experts on nuclear weapons issues.

Job

Program Coordinator and Research Assistant – Project on Nuclear Issues

CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator and Research Assistant to join the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) to work on research projects and coordinate events. The Program Coordinator and Research Assistant is responsible for conducting research and writing, and for assisting with project management within the program. The Program Coordinator and Research Assistant supports the operational and substantive goals of PONI and will be expected to play a key role in advancing PONI’s initiatives, including the Nuclear Scholars Initiative, conference series, and multilateral nuclear dialogues. She/he reports to Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program.

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston: http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000493919/

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Nuclear Weapons and the Just War Tradition

While critics of nuclear arms often describe them as indiscriminate weapons that would be used to target civilian population centers, U.S. nuclear planning is deliberately aligned with the moral values that govern the U.S. way of war.

Conference

PONI 2018 Summer Conference

The first conference of the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series will be held on July 10-11 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.

Website

Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies Outreach Journal

For the latest headlines on nuclear deterrence and counter-WMD, see the Air Force Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies (CUWS) Outreach Journal. To subscribe to the journal, email cuws.admin@us.af.mil. Also, follow @USAF_CUWS on Twitter.

An unarmed AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missile is released from a B-52H Stratofortress Sept. 22, 2014, over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program sortie.

analysisNext Gen Perspectives

Strategies of Limited Nuclear War

What dictates escalation choices? For U.S. adversaries, the foremost concern may not be the security of the state or even the contested objective, but the security of the regime itself.