Learn more about upcoming and past events and conferences sponsored by PONI in DC and across the country, as well as other important events where you can connect with nuclear experts.

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Iranian Public Opinion Under US Sanctions

On May 2, 2019, the United States announced that it would sanction any export of Iranian oil and no longer grant waivers for countries seeking to import limited amounts of Iranian crude. In recent months, the US has also designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization and personally sanctioned the country’s Supreme Leader…

The Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un

The Kim family has clung to power for three generations in North Korea by silencing dissidents, ruling with an iron fist, and holding its neighbors hostage with threats of war. Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, North Korea has come closer than ever to creating a viable nuclear arsenal, and despite President Trump’s assertions,…

Korea Policy Forum, “Nuclear and Conventional Arms Control on the Korean Peninsula”

Speakers Yong-Sup Han, Professor, Korea National Defense University Young-Jun Kim, Professor, Korea National Defense University Discussant Joanna Spear, Associate Professor of International Affairs the George Washington University Date & Time Monday, November 4, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location Room 505 Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University 1957 E Street, NW,…

PoNG SIGNAL Playfest

Tuesday, November 12, PoNG is hosting a SIGNAL online play festival to bring together as many people as possible for the largest online (experimental) wargaming event ever conducted. Players can join in online beginning at 6p ET/ 3p PT at to vie with students, policy scholars, military experts, and anyone with an interest in the…

PONI 2019 Winter Conference

Join us at our Winter Conference as rising experts share their research on a range of nuclear issues. Featuring keynote by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord

The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting

Three weeks ahead of the December meeting of NATO heads of state and government, this event will serve as a public primer highlighting many of the top issues on the Alliance’s agenda. The discussions will focus on priorities for strengthening collective defense and deterrence in Europe and beyond, including progress on improving capabilities, readiness, and…

The 2019 Korea Global Forum

If 2018 was the year of high-profile summitry, 2019 has been the year of stalemate for diplomatic negotiations on the Korean Peninsula. The United States and North Korea were unable to come to an agreement that included proportional denuclearization and peacebuilding measures. Meanwhile, North Korea continues to produce fissile material and improve its ballistic missile capabilities…

The Importance of the Open Skies Treaty

Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 Subcommittee: Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment Witnesses Damian Leader, Ph.D. Professor, New York University Former Chief Arms Control Delegate for the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Documents Hearing notice Permalink:

NATO, Transatlantic Security, and the Future of Arms Control: A Conversation With Rose Gottemoeller

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding this year, it confronts a growing list of internal and external challenges. Rose Gottemoeller, the recently departed NATO deputy secretary general, will provide her first public remarks on her three year tenure and the future challenges for the alliance. Carnegie President William J….

The President and Nuclear Weapons: Authorities, Limits, and Process

There is no more consequential decision for a president than ordering a nuclear strike. Once launched, a nuclear-armed missile cannot be recalled or aborted. Today, the strategic environment and threats that could lead to the use of a nuclear weapon have changed from the Cold War, yet much of U.S. policy with respect to nuclear…