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Don’t Expect Any Breakthroughs In India-Pakistan Relations

The lack of political will on both sides suggests there are slim chances of a major breakthrough in Indo-Pak relations.

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery, Dr. Rabia Akhtar, Dr. Christopher Clary, Dr. William Potter, Dr. Jeffrey Knopf, and Ruhee Neog

The Changing Dynamics of Nuclear Crises in South Asia: What Lies Ahead

A webinar featuring Dr. Rabia Akhtar, Ruhee Neog, Dr. Christopher Clary, Dr. Jeffrey Knopf, and Dr. William Potter. Moderated by Syed Ali Zia Jaffery.

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Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower: A CNS videocast series

Ep. 10: The psychology of nuclear brinkmanship with Rose McDermott

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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.

A wide view of the Security Council as Members unanimously adopt resolution 1977 (2011) on 20 April 2011, extending for 10 years the mandate of the 1540 Committee. UN Photo/Devra Berkovitz

CNS Expert Addresses UN Security Council Briefing on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

CNS expert reminds the council of their commitments to crucial treaties while noticing a more recent recommitment to nuclear weapons and an increase in the value attached to them among the council’s state parties.

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Nonproliferation Review and CNS Announce McElvany Award Winners

Grand Prize winner: “A tale of two fuel cycles: defining enrichment and reprocessing in the nonproliferation regime” by Sidra Hamidi and Chantell Murphy.

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Russia’s War on Ukraine: The Implications for the Global Nuclear Order

A seminar video with speakers Dr. Iryna Maksymenko, Dr. Valeriia Gergiieva, Ms. Valeriia Hesse, and Dr. Tetyana Melnyk.

Hanna Notte

Turning Back the (Doomsday) Clock: Lessons (To Be) Learned in Nuclear Security

Hanna Notte took part in a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference.

William Potter, Sarah Bidgood, and Hanna Notte

Death Dust: The Rise, Decline, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs – CISAC Stanford

Death Dust explores the largely unknown history of the rise and demise of RW—sometimes portrayed as a “poor man’s nuclear weapon”—through a series of comparative case studies across the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Iraq.

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Russia’s Dangerous New Friends

Article on Russia’s relationship with the axis of resistance, to balance ties with Arab countries, including Israel, its encouragement of anti-American activities among Iran-backed groups, and the U.S. challenge to counteract by addressing conflicts and disrupting the partnership between Russia and the axis.