The papers included in this volume comprise research from participants in the 2018 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and the PONI Conference Series. These papers explore such topics as the impacts of emerging technologies and capabilities, deep-diving on nuclear strategy and national policies, proposing paths forward for addressing proliferation challenges, and enhancing arms control in contentious environments.
New Risks and New Arms Control Solutions: North Korea, Disruptive Technologies, and the New Arms Race 9:00 a.m. Welcome Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association 9:15 a.m. Morning Panel I “INF, New START, and the Crisis in U.S.-Russian Arms Control” Ambassador Richard Burt, Former U.S. Diplomat and Negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Read More
A Collection of Papers from the 2017 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series
Japan possesses almost 47 tons of separated plutonium. A clear plan for its potential usage and storage is essential.
Recent decisions have left lasting impacts on international law in ways that might affect whether ban treaty supporters rely on international courts for disarmament.
Sagan’s article examines the existing political science literature related to the spread of nuclear weapons and suggests future areas for research.
In this classic book on the spread of nuclear weapons, Sagan and Waltz debate the pros and cons of the proliferation of nuclear weapons to a number of countries.
It may seem clear that – at the very least – technology-based sanctions slow technical progress and raise procurement costs. However, other research suggests that sanctions have improved North Korea’s ability to procure WMD-related goods.
The successful implementation of UN Resolution 1540 depends on the committee’s ability to create an environment where member states can develop a sense of local ownership for the resolution.
After sixteen months of negotiations, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached April 2, 2015 is an exceptional milestone in the thirty-six years of fraught relations between the West and the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, according to a statement delivered by President Obama outlining the JCPOA, “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,” and plenty of hazards exist along the way to reaching an eventual comprehensive agreement by the current talks’ stated deadline of June 30th.