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Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

A book by Joseph Cirincione, Bomb Scare traces the history of nuclear proliferation and offers an optimistic view of its future. It combines theory, history, and security analysis as it moves from the dawning of the nuclear age to the Iranian nuclear program of the 2000s.


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.


CRS Report: Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations

Congressional Research Service released this report on February 12, 2019 Summary: Several U.N. Security Council resolutions adopted between 2006 and 2010 required Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) investigation of its nuclear activities, suspend its uranium enrichment program, suspend its construction of a heavywater reactor and related projects, and ratify Read More


Delivery Systems Overview

This website offers an overview of various types of delivery systems, including all three legs of the triad, as well as touching on proliferation challenges and dual-use issues.


Deproliferation: An approach to preventing nuclear terrorism

In this article published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Etzioni argues that the disarmament arguments of Shultz, Kissinger, Perry, and Nunn are not grounded in political reality, and instead argues that the top international priority should be preventing terrorist groups from obtaining nuclear materials.


Free Course: The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

William J. Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, offers a massive online course through Stanford University, “The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism.” The course brings together internationally-renowned experts, scientists, political activists and scholars to address the critical, and often poorly understood, dangers of nuclear terrorism. Some of the key issues studied in the course include: Is the Read More