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Intern – CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues

CSIS seeks two full-time interns to support the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) on administrative and research efforts to develop the next generation of nuclear experts.

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Five Guys and a Brigadier General Travel to North Dakota in the Dead of Winter

Interacting with senior military leadership and visiting the maintainers, operators, and trainers responsible for two legs of the nuclear deterrent creates a vitally important relationship, one that can close that technical gap and ensure future civilian leaders are able to make informed decisions.

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez: http://www.whiteman.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000119992/

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An Evolving Narrative: A Report on the Role and Value of U.S. Nuclear Weapons, 1989-Today

This study aims to create a dialogue with the nation’s nuclear personnel about the rationales for the U.S. nuclear arsenal that already exist—some of which have been stated at the highest levels of leadership—to ask what the nuclear forces actually hear, what works and what does not, and what motivates them on a daily basis.

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Doomed to Cooperate: U.S.-Russian Lab Collaboration

CSIS President and CEO John Hamre held a Q&A with Dr. Siegfried Hecker about Hecker’s new two-volume set, Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian scientists joined forces to avert some of the greatest post-Cold War nuclear dangers. About Doomed to Cooperate An account edited by Siegfried Hecker, Doomed to Cooperate tells the story of the collaboration through the Read More

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Engineering and Policy

Sensible policy aspirations must balance aspirational visions of the future with a clear understanding of the cost and value of the nuclear weapons engineering enterprise.

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Losing the Nuclear Edge

The need to recruit and retain scientists and engineers remains a common theme among U.S. government agencies. The nuclear enterprise is no exception. Throughout the Department of Energy and Department of Defense, the colloquially named “gray beards” provide the technical expertise.

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The Importance of Intrinsic Motivators for Missile Combat Crews

In early 2014, the ICBM community was rocked by a cheating scandal that has profoundly affected the way they train. In response to the scandal, Air Force Global Strike Command initiated the Force Improvement Program to improve training, evaluation, and morale in the nuclear community.