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What Russia Wants in the Middle East

Moscow seeks to exploit instability but avoid escalation.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Nuclear energy could power the AI boom—but only if proliferation risks are minimized

The United States should prioritize support to industry players that have minimized the proliferation risks of their prospective technology.

Two groups of women in nuclear fields standing in front of the Lawrence National Labs building.

CNS Co-Hosted a U.S. Technical Exchange for Women in Nuclear Fields from Black Sea and Central Asia

The groups met stakeholders in U.S. policy and nuclear security science in Washington DC and New Mexico. They discussed recent developments and shared practices for promoting DEIA policies with U.S. peers.

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.

Neil Perry

Applying Cryptography to National Security

Neil Perry’s talk explores the application of cryptography to several critical areas of national security.

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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.

Discussion with Irene Lusztig, the film director, moderated by Jean du Preez

Richland Film Screening and Discussion with Director Irene Lusztig

The film is centered on Richland, WA, the city with the site that produced weapons-grade plutonium for the Manhattan Project and is currently betting its future on its nuclear origin.

Oppenheimer: The Rest of the Story

Dr. Hecker provides the back story to some key elements of the film and shares his views on the legacy of Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project.

NATO's new headquarters in Brussels Belgium

Experts Discuss Emerging Challenges to NATO Nuclear Deterrence

Senior Research Associate Natasha Bajema and Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program Hanna Notte spoke at NATO’s annual Nuclear Policy Symposium in Skopje, North Macedonia.