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Book

How to Build a Nuclear Bomb and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

Barnaby attempts to separate the truth and the misinformation surrounding nuclear weapons and both state and non-state attempts to acquire them. How to Build a Nuclear Bomb argues for counterterrorism policies designed to prevent acquisition or use of nuclear materials by a non-state group.

Website

Nuke Map

A 3D model created by Alex Wellerstein of the Stevens Institute of Technology showcasing the potential destructive effects of a detonated nuclear weapon. The model allows for variation in bomb yield, height of burst, radiation effects, etc.

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Announcements

PONI Awarded Grant to Address Emerging Threats to Nuclear Stability

The project focuses on how rapid technology developments are expected to reshape situational awareness, crisis management, and strategic warning on the conventional battlefield, introducing new and complex risks to strategic stability in the nuclear domain.

Debate

Debate: U.S. Nuclear Weapon Modernization

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) and Ploughshares Fund are pleased to invite you to the fourth in a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aims to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues.

analysis

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.