CNS Occasional Papers

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.

OP#30: Crowdsourcing Systems and Potential Applications in Nonproliferation

OP#30: Crowdsourcing Systems and Potential Applications in Nonproliferation

This report provides an overview of crowdsourcing systems and identifies the key elements for use in a nonproliferation context.

OP#29: The Verification Clearinghouse: Debunking Websites and the Potential for Public Nonproliferation Monitoring

OP#29: The Verification Clearinghouse: Debunking Websites and the Potential for Public Nonproliferation Monitoring

Occasional Paper #29: This report explores the use of online forums to allow experts and members of the public to monitor and evaluate compliance with arms control treaties.

OP#28: Geo4nonpro.org: A Geospatial Crowd-Sourcing Platform for WMD Verification

OP#28: Geo4nonpro.org: A Geospatial Crowd-Sourcing Platform for WMD Verification

Occasional Paper #28: Geo4nonpro is a web-based platform for public viewing and annotating satellite imagery.

OP#27: Searching for Illicit Dual Use Items in Online Marketplaces: A Semi-Automated Approach

Occasional Paper #27: Large-scale harvesting of online marketplace information is possible using off-the-shelf open source technologies and basic programming skills.

Occasional Paper #26: Findings from the 2016 Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies

OP#26: Findings from the 2016 Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies

Occasional Paper #26: Sixty experts gathered from 15 countries representing scientific, policy, industry, legal, and enforcement fields.

Photo taken during a tour by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, showing one of more than 1,000 illegally acquired US-made pressure transducers at the facility. Source: Website archive of the president of Iran, www.president.ir (as accessed by the Institute for Science and International Security, 2014).

OP#25: Outlawing State-Sponsored Nuclear Procurement Programs & Recovery of Misappropriated Nuclear Goods

Occasional Paper #25: A call for condemning the programs and readying penalties for future cases.

Park Geun-Hye meeting with Barack Obama. (source: Wikimedia Commons)

OP#24: Strengthening the ROK-US Nuclear Partnership

Occasional Paper #24: This report identifies challenges and opportunities for the next phase of the ROK-US nuclear partnership.

Replacing High-Risk Radioactive Sources

OP#23: Replacing High-Risk Radiological Materials

Occasional Paper #23: CNS researchers offer governments a roadmap to replace high-risk radioactive sources with non-isotopic alternatives.

Middle East map

OP#22: Planning Ahead: A Blueprint to a Middle East WMD Free Zone

Occasional Paper #22: A CNS report offers legal, technical, and organizational proposals to negotiations and implementation of a WMD-free Middle East.