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.


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 Issue

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. January 17, 2018

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

Kathleen Vogel and Sonia Ouagrham-Gormley. Anticipating Emerging Biotechnology Threats: A Case Study of CRISPR. Politics and the Life Sciences, (2018)


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

Authors of Mass Destruction podcast

In the Media

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, July 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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