CNS Occasional Papers

OP#40: Monitoring Uranium Mining and Milling in China and North Korea through Remote Sensing Imagery

OP#40: Monitoring Uranium Mining and Milling in China and North Korea through Remote Sensing Imagery

Monitoring uranium mines and mills from space can provide insight into possible nuclear-weapons proliferation.

OP#39: Safeguards and Verification in Inaccessible Territories

Identifying lessons from Iraq, Libya, Syria, Fukushima/Japan, and Crimea/Ukraine.

OP#38: Geo4Nonpro 2.0

OP#38: Geo4Nonpro 2.0

CNS redesigned the ideal platform for crowdsourcing geospatial analysis of suspected WMD sites.

OP#37: All the World is Staged: An Analysis of Social Media Influence Operations against US Counterproliferation Efforts in Syria

OP#37: All the World is Staged

An analysis of social media influence operations against US counterproliferation efforts in Syria.

OP#36: The Shadow Sector: North Korea’s Information Technology Networks

OP#36: The Shadow Sector: North Korea’s Information Technology Networks

North Korea’s global IT network undermines sanctions and poses grave cyber-security threats.

OP#35: Countering North Korean Procurement Networks Through Financial Measures: The Role of Southeast Asia

OP#35: Countering North Korean Procurement Networks Through Financial Measures: The Role of Southeast Asia

Occasional Paper #35 is intended to aid Southeast Asian governments and financial institutions to counter financing of WMD programs in North Korea and other states of concern.

Occasional Paper #34 Pyongsan uranium mine map

OP#34: Open-Source Monitoring of Uranium Mining and Milling for Nuclear Nonproliferation Applications

Rapidly evolving open-source tools are giving researchers a window into the first step toward a possible nuclear bomb.

OP#33: WMD Proliferation Risks at the Nexus of 3D Printing and DIY Communities

Occasional Paper #33 examines the degree to which additive manufacturing – including its distribution and use – may be introducing new proliferation risks.

Taiwan’s Export Control System: Overview and Recommendations

OP#32: Taiwan’s Export Control System: Overview and Recommendations

Occasional Paper #32 provides an overview and assessment of Taiwan’s export control program, with a focus on strategic high-tech commodities (SHTC).

OP#31: Revisiting Compliance in the Biological Weapons Convention

OP#31: Revisiting Compliance in the Biological Weapons Convention

Occasional Paper #31 looks at the thorny issue of compliance when a verification protocol isn’t politically feasible.