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What Russia Wants in the Middle East

Moscow seeks to exploit instability but avoid escalation.

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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.

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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.

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To Secure Kazakhstan’s Uranium, Chinese Players Were Compelled to Accommodate Local Partners

Kazakhstan has leveraged its natural uranium resources to hold the reins in its nuclear fuel–related dealings with China.

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Putin’s Next Escalation Is Coming

Even without the terror attack in Moscow last week, the Russian president was primed to step up his assault on Ukraine.

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Moscow Attack: How could it Impact the War?

Hanna Notte joined the BBC’s Ukrainecast to discuss the implications of the Moscow terrorist attack.

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Black Sea Nonproliferation Professionals Visit CNS, LLNL, and Celebrate International Women’s Day with Rose Gottemoeller at Stanford

The group, comprised of 20 nonproliferation mid-senior career experts from Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Türkiye, Ukraine, and the United States convened for its fourth meeting.

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Putin’s Ukraine obsession has blinded him to dangers at home

Putin’s obsession with Ukraine has made him blind to the real dangers to Russia, lurking abroad and at home.