Women on WMD

Read, hear, and see women experts present a variety of perspectives on WMD issues. This list is not comprehensive and changes frequently, so check back regularly to see what’s new.

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Helene Cooper, NATO Puts on a Show of Force in the Shadow of Russia’s War The New York Times, April 24, 2024

Clara Sherwood, Jamie Withorne, How nongovernmental entities are tailoring their outreach to address nuclear escalation Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 18, 2024

Hui Zhang, The short march to China’s hydrogen bomb Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 11, 2024

Janani Mohan, By sending nuclear weapons to the United Kingdom, could the United States be fueling nuclear proliferation? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 10, 2024

Susan D’Agostino and François Diaz-Maurin, Putin threatens again: An updated timeline on potential nuclear escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, February 29, 2024

Kari A. Bingen and Heather W. Williams, Opinion: Is This a Sputnik Moment? The New York Times, February 17, 2024

Allison Macfarlane, Congress torpedoes a Biden nominee and casts doubt on nuclear safety Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, February 6, 2024

Tara Drozdenko, Why the congressional strategic posture report is not about nuclear deterrence, but warfighting Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November 8, 2023

Ivana Nikolić Hughes and Christian Ciobanu, A small victory for nuclear justice. And international cooperation, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November 3, 2023

Lauren Sukin, Bigger isn’t always better: Why the US fails to deter North Korea, despite nuclear superiority Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 1, 2023

Bonnie S. Glaser and Phillip Saunders, Shakeup in PLA Rocket Force German Marshall Fund of the United States, August 29, 2023

Jamie Kwong, The Waters Could Claim Nuclear Weapons Foreign Policy, July 12, 2023

Sitara Noor, Did Pakistan Just Overhaul Its Nuclear Doctrine? Foreign Policy, June 19, 2023

Silky Kaur, One nuclear-armed Poseidon torpedo could decimate a coastal city. Russia wants 30 of them Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 14, 2023

Cheryl Rofer, Nuclear Tests May Be Back on Moscow’s Agenda Foreign Policy, May 15, 2023

Sitara Noor, Why Biden’s new nuclear security agenda might not work as planned Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 4, 2023

Colleen Moore, The US must trade muscles for diplomacy to end the North Korean nuclear crisis, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 16, 2023

Lauren Sukin, The US has a new nuclear proliferation problem: South Korea Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 19, 2023

Darya Dolzikova and Daniel Salisbury, Triple threat: Russia, Iran, and North Korea trade arms to get around sanctions Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, December 28, 2022

Megan DuBois, North Korea’s Nuclear Fail-Safe Foreign Policy, Sep 16, 2022

Andrea Stricker and Anthony Ruggiero, Rafael Grossi Is the Last Man Standing For Nonproliferation Foreign Policy, August 29, 2022

Nina Tannenwald, Is Using Nuclear Weapons Still Taboo? Foreign Policy, July 1, 2022

Sarah Bidgood, A New Nuclear Arms Race Is a Real Possibility Foreign Policy, March 15, 2022

Emma Ashford and Matthew Kroenig, Would Putin Use Nuclear Weapons? Foreign Policy, March 11, 2022

Heather A. Conley, et. al., The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), March 1, 2021

Jo-Ansie Van Wyk, CHAPTER 3 Normative framework and peaceful uses of nuclear energy South African Institute of International Affairs, February 1, 2021

Laura Considine, The Importance of Narrative in Nuclear Policymaking: A Study of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, January 1, 2021

Olivia Tasevski, What Does the Future of America’s Nuclear Briefcase Look Like? Foreign Policy, December 23, 2020

Elizabeth Mendenhall, Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Contemporary Arms Control Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2020

Elisabeth I-Mi Suh, Mapping non-proliferation and disarmament education in Europe EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, September 2020

Mahsa Rouhi, Will Iran Follow North Korea’s Path and Ditch the NPT? Foreign Policy, March 16, 2020

Cheryl Rofer, Low-Yield Nukes Are a Danger, Not a Deterrent Foreign Policy, February 11, 2020

Samantha Neakrase, Strengthening Nuclear Security With a Sustainable CPPNM Regime Arms Control Today, June 2019

Sarah Heintz, Michael Shurkin, King Mallory, DPRK Sanctions: Countering DPRK Proliferation Activities RAND Corporation, April 29, 2019

Mahsa Rouhi, Iranians Will Tolerate Hardship but Not Capitulation Foreign Policy, May 13, 2019

Dina Esfandiary, The Trump Administration’s Maximum Pressure Campaign: A Prelude to War with Iran? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 6, 2019

Anastasia Barannikova, What Russia Thinks About North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 24, 2019

Catherine Killough, One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Moving on from Hanoi Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 5, 2019

Sarah Bidgood, Trump Accidentally Just Triggered Global Nuclear Proliferation Foreign Policy, February 21, 2019

Usha Sahay, A Most Nuclear Year: What Did We Learn About Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Arms Control in 2018? War on the Rocks, December 26, 2018

Elisabeth Eaves, A Highly Hackable US Biodefense System Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, December 19, 2018

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Carla Koppell, Feminist Foreign Policy Starts with Diversity and Inclusion on Campus Ms. Magazine Blog, December 12, 2018

Sarah Carter, Genome Editing, the Bioeconomy, and Security Editing Biosecurity, November 21, 2018

Annie Sparrow, Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—by Neglect Foreign Policy, October 24, 2018

Grace Liu, Missed Missiles: Finding a Failed Missile Test in India Arms Control Wonk October 23, 2018

Elizabeth Eaves, A Wearable to Detect Chemical Weapons Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 11, 2018

Alexandra Bell and Andrew Futter, Reports of the Death of Arms Control Have Been Greatly Exaggerated War on the Rocks, October 4, 2018

Kelsey Davenport and Alicia Sanders-Zakre, INAUGURAL ISSUE: The North Korea Denuclearization Digest Arms Control Today, October 3, 2018

Shervin Taheran, CTBT Grows Amid Calls on N. Korea to Join Arms Control Today, October 2018

Wendy Sherman, How We Got the Iran Deal, and Why We’ll Miss It Foreign Affairs Magazine, September/October 2018

Duyeon Kim, Pyongyang Declaration: Bringing Peace to the Koreas Beyond Symbolism Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 26, 2018

Alicia Sanders-Zakre, What You Need to Know About Chemical Weapons Use in Syria Arms Control Today, September 26, 2018

Sarah Kutchesfahani, Back to School- Four Nuclear Must Reads from Women Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, September 18, 2018

Kate Hewitt, Losing Middle Ground: The Forgotten Side of The Nuclear Debate Inkstick Media, September 6, 2018

Alicia Sanders-Zakre, US Sanctions Russia for CW Use Arms Control Today, September 2018

Alexandra Bell and Abby Pakraka, North Korea’s Other Weapons of Mass Destruction Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, August 1, 2018

Jessica Varnum, Nuclear Power: Environmental Panacea or Poison Pill? Resource Global Network Vol. 5, Issue 4, August 2018

Masako Toki, After the Trump-Kim Summit: Where does Japan Go from Here? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 12, 2018

Megan McCall and Annika Erickson-Pearson, Think Student Debt is Bad? We Might Have to Pay For a Bunch of New Nukes Medium, July 4, 2018

Amelia Morgan and Heather Williams, Nuclear Responsibility: A New Framework to Assess U.S. and Russian Behavior, Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Brief, June 2018

Erin Connolly and Kate Hewett, American Students Aren’t Taught Nuclear Weapons Policy in School. Here’s How to Fix that Problem Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 11, 2018

Angela Kane, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Can the International Community Agree on an Approach? Remarks delivered at the 2018 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Ethics Conference, 16-18 May 2018

Kirsten Vignard, Manifestos and Open Letters: Back to the Future? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 26, 2018

Lovely Umayam, Kathryn Rauhut, and Jacqueline Kempfer, Lifting the Lid on Nuclear Liability  Stimson.org, January 17, 2018

Patricia Lewis and Beyza Unal, Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences ChathamHouse.org, January 2018

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Big Nuke Energy Podcast

Laicie Heeley. Season 2: Fallout. Things That Go Boom Podcast

Anne Pellegrino. North Korea’s New Short-Range Missile. Arms Control Wonk Podcast, May 8, 2019

Anne Pellegrino. Trump-Kim II: The Scapegoat Rodeo. Arms Control Wonk Podcast, March 4 2019

Christine Fair. Nuclear Powers India and Pakistan Go to the Brink with Nobody Minding the Store in Washington. Background Briefing Podcast, February 28, 2019

Ray Acheson, Renata Dwan, Rebecca Johnson, Anna Stavrianakis, and Christine Chinkin. Women and Weapons. LSE Public Lectures and Events podcast, December 13, 2018

Ariel Conn. Trust, Accidents, and New Risks with Paul Scharre and Mike Horowitz. Future of Life Institute, September 27, 2018

Andrea Berger, Melissa Hanham, and Ankit Panda. KCN-eh? June’s Other North Korea Developments. Arms Control Wonk Podcast, July 9, 2018

Grace Liu. “Singapore Summit Light on Disarmament”. Background Briefing podcast, June 2018

Loren DeJonge Schulman, Elaine Bunn, Stephanie Carvin, and Stefanie Von Hlatky. Mutually Assured Dysfunction. Bombshell podcast, June 26, 2018

Lacie Heeley. What Happens When the Military Thinks Outside the Box? Things That Go Boom podcast, February 6, 2018

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In the Media

July 2, 2019: Russia Urges Iran to Fulfill Nuclear Deal Obligations Barbara Slavin on NPR’s Here & Now

July 2, 2019: The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Not Dead, Ellie Geranmayeh Says Ellie Geranmayeh on NPR’s Morning Edition

June 30, 2019: What to Make of Trump’s Meeting with Kim Sue Mi Terry on NPR’s Weekend Edition

June 27, 2019: Iran to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Limits. Should U.K. Leave Nuclear Deal? Karen Pierce on NPR’s Morning Edition

June 26, 2019: First Combat Use: Turkey’s Bora Missile Anne Pellegrino on Arms Control Wonk

June 23, 2019: Iran’s Nuclear Standoff Erin Connoly on CTV (Canada)

June 18, 2019: What Happens to The Nuclear Deal If Iran Keeps Stockpiling Uranium? Wendy Sherman on NPR’s Morning Edition

May 9, 2019: The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal Robin Wright on NPR’s 1A

May 8, 2019: European Reaction to Iran’s Decision to Partially Withdraw from Nuclear Deal Lina Khatib on NPR’s All Things Considered

February 28, 2019: The Status of Nuclear Weapons Around the World Joan Rohlfing on NPR’s All Things Considered

September 9, 2018: Plenty of Military Might on Display at North Korea Parade, but No Nukes Grace Liu on ABC News

June 13, 2018: President Trump: ‘There Is No Longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea’ Melissa Hanham on MSNBC’s for Facts Sake

April 27, 2018: Wendy Sherman. Don’t Get Too Excited About the Korea Summit. There’s a Lot of Work to Do The Washington Post

January 28, 2018: The Other NPR: Nuclear Posture Review NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro interviews Alexandra Bell on Weekend Edition

January 13, 2018: Hannah Rappleye, et al. The Missileers: Air Force Has Trained 247 Women for Nuclear Launch NBC News

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