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What Russia Wants in the Middle East

Moscow seeks to exploit instability but avoid escalation.

Russia, the Global South and the Mechanics of the Nuclear Order

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has severely impacted global nuclear governance, hindering progress in crucial forums such as the IAEA, NPT, and UN First Committee, amplifying frustration among non-nuclear countries.

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Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower: A CNS videocast series

Ep. 11: Germany’s Atomic Zeitenwende – with Ulrich Kühn

OP#59: Russia, The Global South and Multilateral Nuclear Diplomacy after the Invasion of Ukraine

OP#59: Russia, The Global South and Multilateral Nuclear Diplomacy after the Invasion of Ukraine

This paper assesses the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on multilateral nuclear diplomacy, with a particular focus on dynamics between Russia and countries of the Global South.

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Putin’s Next Escalation Is Coming

Even without the terror attack in Moscow last week, the Russian president was primed to step up his assault on Ukraine.

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Moscow Attack: How could it Impact the War?

Hanna Notte joined the BBC’s Ukrainecast to discuss the implications of the Moscow terrorist attack.

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Putin’s Ukraine obsession has blinded him to dangers at home

Putin’s obsession with Ukraine has made him blind to the real dangers to Russia, lurking abroad and at home.

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Russia’s War on Ukraine: The Implications for the Global Nuclear Order

A seminar video with speakers Dr. Iryna Maksymenko, Dr. Valeriia Gergiieva, Ms. Valeriia Hesse, and Dr. Tetyana Melnyk.

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Containing Global Russia

Contending with Russia’s efforts to upend the international order and to advance its own integration projects will be very difficult.

William Potter, Sarah Bidgood, and Hanna Notte

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs – CISAC Stanford

Death Dust explores the largely unknown history of the rise and demise of RW—sometimes portrayed as a “poor man’s nuclear weapon”—through a series of comparative case studies across the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Iraq.