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Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future of Nuclear Weapons in International Politics

Accessible, policy-relevant scholarship can help inform both public and policymaker conversations.

Civilian HEU: Germany

German HEU policies, progress reducing and eliminating the civil use of HEU in Germany, and remaining challenges.

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How NATO Could Solve the Suwalki Gap Challenge

A close look at the Suwalki dilemma leads to three conclusions, all of them uncomfortable.

A Unilateral, Reciprocal Post-INF Cool Down

The time may be right to take a cue from the 1991 Presidential Nuclear Initiatives.

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Nuclear Governance and Legislation in Four Nuclear-Armed Democracies

A comparative study of four Western democracies’ nuclear-governance structures ahead of an unprecedented hearing on nuclear policy by Israel’s High Court of Justice.

Everyone Fails Nuclear Weapons Tests Sometimes

The first step toward having an honest conversation about nuclear arsenals is admitting they don’t always work flawlessly.

Thomas Schelling, Re-Explored

Joshua Pollack revisits the seminal works by the late great theorist on deterrence in Europe and compellence in Asia.

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Tracking Radioactive Sources in Moldova through Social Media

In collaboration with NARNRA, CNS researchers use social media and network analysis to locate radiological sources in Moldova.

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Repercussions of the UK Trident Vote

The UK Parliament is scheduled to vote July 18 on whether to renew its nuclear submarine program.

NATO to Respond to “Strategic Reality” at Upcoming Summit

The alliance will seek to expand its readiness vis-à-vis Russia and violence from neighboring Iraq and Syria.