Miles Pomper’s Articles

Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe (CNS Occasional Paper #55)

OP55: Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

Such an agreement will face major negotiating and implementation challenges—not only between Washington and Moscow, but also between Washington and NATO European allies.

Russian-Ukraine War Updates Interview

CNS expert Miles Pomper interviewed in English by BeFM, a Korean-English broadcast.

The Conversation

Would Putin use nuclear weapons? An arms control expert explains what has and hasn’t changed since the invasion of Ukraine

So far, arms control has played its intended role of limiting the scope and violence in Ukraine.

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.

CNS Visiting Fellows Participate in the Washington Pilot Project

Mid-career experts learned from D.C. based experts from the Department of State, Department of Energy, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), CNS, Arms Control Association and the National Academy of Sciences.

NATO's new headquarters in Brussels Belgium

NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent Gets a Reprieve—for Now

The Strategic Stability Dialogue appears to be off to a promising start, and hopes are high that the talks will lead to formal negotiations for a successor to the newly extended New START treaty.

DNA illustration

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.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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.