Neil Couch, Director, Office of Verification, Planning, and Outreach; Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; U.S. Department of State

The Implementation of START, the Moscow Treaty, and New START

What happens after an arms control treaty is signed and ratified, and the hard work of negotiations bears fruit? In short, more hard work.


The New Authoritarian Axis: Russian Relations with North Korea and Iran

PODCAST: Assessing the significance of Russia’s increasingly close relationships with Pyongyang and Tehran for U.S. national security.

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How Russia Globalized the War in Ukraine

The Kremlin’s Pressure-Point Strategy to Undermine the West

Margarita Kalinina-Pohl, Masako Toki and other colleagues at the "Stronger than Death" Monument in Semey, Kazakhstan (2014)

CNS Experts Observe the International Day Against Nuclear Tests by Raising Awareness about Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Tests and Nuclear Weapons

CNS experts commemorate the day with an interview with The Astana Times and a webinar with a hibakusha.

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CNS Welcomes Dr. Hanna Notte as Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program

Dr. Notte transitions to CNS from the VCDNP, where she has worked as a Senior Research Associate since summer 2021.

War on the Rocks

The West Cannot Cure Russia’s Nuclear Fever

Short of curing the fever, the United States and Europe can still take steps to lower the temperature.

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The evolution of Russia’s relations with the West: A conversation with Hanna Notte

Dr. Hanna Notte gave an interview on the evolution of Russia’s foreign policy and Russia’s war against Ukraine to, an Armenian online television and media platform.

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Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower: A CNS videocast series

Episode 8: Russia’s Nuclear Fever – A Conversation with Rose Gottemoeller

BSWN Leadership Team and Associates

Black Sea Women in Nuclear Gather in Tbilisi and Vienna to Advance their Network and Present on DEIA Matters

Last month buzzed with activities for the Black Sea Women in Nuclear Network (BSWN) with two appearances in Tbilisi and Vienna.

Forecasting Russian Military Innovation: The Role of Soviet “Zombie Weapons”

This seminar video outlines the methodology behind this forecasting project and describe its major results to date.