Chen Kane Articles

Probable solid propellant missile plant Al Dawadmi, Saudi Arabia. Annotations by Jeffrey Lewis and Dave Schmerler. (Source: Planet Labs)

Saudi Arabia’s Suspect Missile Site and the Saudi Nuclear Program

This Washington, DC event was held on March 4, 2019 at 9:30am-11:30am.

OP #43: North Korea’s International Scientific Collaborations: Their Scope, Scale, and Potential Dual-Use and Military Significance

International scientific collaborations are helping North Korea advance its technology.

Congressional Considerations for a US–Saudi Nuclear Agreement

The next round of US–KSA negotiations is expected to start in early 2019. Here’s what Congress should know.

OP#39: Safeguards and Verification in Inaccessible Territories

Identifying lessons from Iraq, Libya, Syria, Fukushima/Japan, and Crimea/Ukraine.

Saudi Arabia energy and power icons with flag (src: Shutterstock)

Saudi Nuclear Program at a Crossroads

The program is barely in its infancy but has already spurred much controversy.

Nuclear Energy in Saudi Arabia (Src: Shutterstock)

Nuclear Energy in Saudi Arabia

A CNS workshop discussed ramifications on Saudi electricity needs, national and regional security, reactor suppliers, and US Congressional action.

US and Saudi Arabian currency (src: Shutterstock)

Washington’s Plan for a Nuclear Agreement with Saudi Arabia May Be in Jeopardy

Op/ed by Chen Kane and Ramya Ramjee in National Interest

CNS Deputy Director Elena Sokova

CNS Celebrates International Women’s Day

Celebrating the outstanding work and achievements of CNS women leaders, researchers, and staff.

Event photo with Dr. Ali Ahmad and Chen Kane

The Future of a Nuclear Middle East

Exploring the economic and security factors of a regional push for nuclear power.

Caricatures of John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif. (src: DonkeyHotey,, Creative Commons 2.0)

President Trump Ready to Decertify Iran Deal

The end of the JCPOA could have serious, complicating effects on proliferation, regional security, and international trade.