Chen Kane Articles

Encouraging Gender Balance in the Nuclear Field Through Mentorship, Education, and Networking

Explores challenges women in the nonproliferation field still face and how mentorship and educational opportunities can break some barriers.

Monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky with St. Sophia Cathedral in the background in Kyiv, Ukraine (Src: Shutterstock)

Putin’s War with Ukraine: Voices of CNS Experts on the Russian Invasion

A compendium of CNS expert analysis and commentary on the nuclear ramifications of the war, as well as educational materials for expert and general audience.

3D rendering satellite image of middle east at night

OP #54: Implications of Russia’s Activities in the Middle East and North Africa Region for U.S. Strategy and Interests

Russia’s ability to project power into the region remains limited today, and the status quo seems tolerable. But there are risks to U.S. interests in the future.

Celebrating Women in Nonproliferation

Women colleagues lead initiatives, publish innovative nonproliferation research, serve as mentors, and speak at conferences (or webinars, in the era of COVID-19).

Report cover of uranium mill with Saudi flag

The Status of the Front End of Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Reviewing the claims underlying recent media reports of KSA uranium mining and milling.

People in Shiraz walking next to a closed market, March 14, 2020. Image credit: Mohammadreza Farbood via Wikimedia Commons.

Coronavirus in the Middle East: A Rare Opportunity for Diplomacy?

Ironically, the conflict and instability-plagued Middle East could turn the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity.

Split screen of four Bilal Saab Jessica Bell Chen Kane Asha George

Biological Warfare and Pandemics in the Middle East

WEBINAR: Dr. Chen Kane joins a virtual panel on the growing crisis in the region.

Middle East Institute Logo

Regional Security from the Ground Up

Three overlooked factors to get there are the deficits in strategic, legal, and technical know-how among most powers in the region.

Assistant Secretary Ford giving a lecture

Assistant Secretary Ford on Efforts Toward a Middle East WMD-Free Zone

The US representative calls for “practical steps and confidence-building measures.”

The Conversation

Why Proposals to Sell Nuclear Reactors to Saudi Arabia Raise Red Flags

The Trump administration should negotiate a nuclear cooperation agreement as required by US law.