Miles Pomper’s Articles

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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.

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OP #52: Scientific Risk Assessment of Genetic Weapons Systems

Examines potential for precision medicine to be used in a genetic weapon system, state capabilities and motivations, and offers policy recommendations.

A Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles group formation marches to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, Oct. 1 2019 (from World Politics Review. Imaginechina photo via AP Images.).

China’s Nuclear Build-Up Could Make for a More Dangerous Future

Satellite photos appear to show that China is building vast fields of new missile silos in its sparsely populated western region.

The facility FRM II, from the IAEA Imagebank via Flickr.

OP #51: The Final Stretch: Tackling Remaining HEU Challenges

HEU represents a highly attractive target for terrorists and proliferators.

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How to Make Sure Neutrons Save Lives Instead of End Them

The authors call for an international mechanism to anticipate worldwide research reactor needs and how to meet them efficiently and minimizing the use of highly enriched uranium.

OP #49: A Guide to Investigating Outbreak Origins

Nature versus the laboratory.

Asia-Pacific Perspective on Bioweapons & Nuclear Deterrence

The threat and control of one category of WMDs affects that of the other.

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Enhancing Nuclear Reactor Security

Miles Pomper at the European Nuclear Society’s Research Reactor 2020 conference.

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Nuclear Testing Offers Little Scientific Value to the US, Benefits Other Countries

July 15, 2020 marks 75 years since the detonation of the first nuclear bomb, the Trinity Test.

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A Guide To Getting Serious About Bio-Lab Safety

A four-step plan for the front lines of pandemic prevention.