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Putin’s War with Ukraine: Voices of CNS Experts on the Russian Invasion

A compendium of CNS expert analysis and commentary on the nuclear ramifications of the war, as well as educational materials for expert and general audience.

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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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In Remembrance of Ben Sanders

Benjamin Sanders passed away at the age of 97 on March 31, 2024. He was perhaps the last of the original nonproliferation titans.

Psychological and Societal Sources of Nuclear Peace

MIIS professor and chair of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies MA program Jeff Knopf has just published a new book chapter.

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Has Iran Become a De Facto Nuclear State?

Did the events of October 7, and the subsequent war in Gaza, give Tehran a golden opportunity to cross all the relevant thresholds?

Michal Smetana and Ondrej Rosendorf.

Public and Elite Support for Nuclear Arms Control in NATO Countries

Video of a presentation by speakers, Michal Smetana and Ondrej Rosendorf.

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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.

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Diplomats Gather in Annecy France for NPT Workshop

Over five dozen senior diplomats gathered in Annecy, France on March 7-8, 2024 for an NPT diplomatic workshop hosted by CNS.

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Putin’s Next Escalation Is Coming

Even without the terror attack in Moscow last week, the Russian president was primed to step up his assault on Ukraine.