Analysis

Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe (CNS Occasional Paper #55)

OP55: Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

Such an agreement will face major negotiating and implementation challenges—not only between Washington and Moscow, but also between Washington and NATO European allies.

Correcting the Most Serious Mistake: Prospects for US Ratification of the CTBT cover

Correcting the Most Serious Mistake: Prospects for US Ratification of the CTBT

In examining the policy history and making recommendations to facilitate US ratification, this article seeks to reinvigorate the debate over the CTBT.

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The Impact of the Ukraine War on Missile Diplomacy in the Middle East

Russian equivocation, U.S. distraction, and Gulf Arab states’ reliance on deterrence and defense will likely undermine prospects for addressing regional missile proliferation through diplomacy.

CNS Webinar Podcast Series: Nuclear Threats and the War in Ukraine

CNS Webinar Series: Nuclear Threats and the War in Ukraine

[Episode 4, April 2022] Watch a series of CNS webinars about the nuclear challenges and risks that have arisen as a result of this unfolding crisis.

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Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower

[Episode 3, April 2022] A CNS videocast series with Sarah Bidgood and Hanna Notte, discussing arms control, nonproliferation, and international security issues.

The Nonproliferation Review

Russia and weapons of mass destruction

Russia and weapons of mass destruction: a virtual special issue of the Nonproliferation Review.

The Richard M. Lugar Center for Public Health in Tblisi, Georgia, a frequent target of disinformation from Russia. (Source: https://mrdg.health.mil)

Russia and biological weapons: disinformation abroad, languishing life sciences at home

Russian officials and proxies have spread false allegations for years about US interest in biological weapons. Is this disinformation a cover for Russia’s own pursuits?

The Washington Post

Why deterring Russian use of chemical weapons is a challenge

There are limits to what the United States and NATO can threaten.

Open source intelligence team at James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

The day Middlebury graduate students detected the start of the Russia-Ukraine war

From that moment forward, all other CNS OSINT work in the office screeched to a halt. This night was the first time my work was in response to a real time crisis.

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Saddam Hussein’s gassing of the Kurds: who is accountable for war crimes?

From Saddam’s Iraq to Putin’s Russia, habits of opacity make it hard to definitively assign responsibility for atrocities.