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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, preceded by wide debate, is enjoying a honeymoon of sorts. Domestically, it received strong support and close to full funding while internationally, it has received strong support from allies. However, controversy over the NPR may be just around the corner. There needs to be strong bipartisan commitment to nuclear infrastructure and delivery system modernization as well as arms control.
This event is the third conference in the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series. The conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as nuclear policy and strategies, arms control and proliferation challenges, and deterrence. The PONI Conference Series, now in its fifteenth year, is unique in its emphasis on featuring rising experts and young professionals in Read More
This event is the second conference in the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series. We are thrilled to partner with the U.S. Air Force Academy to host the conference on October 10-11 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
An Air Force weapons officer works “from the target back” to propose a radical new policy.
There are substantial questions for policy-makers to answer as the United State weighs the inclusion of hypersonic weapons to its arsenal. This analysis considers the best case for and potential drawbacks of U.S. investment in hypersonics.
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.