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The Demise of the USSR and the Nuclear Aftermath in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine

William C. Potter reviews a Journal of Cold War Studies article by Mariana Budjeryn.

Russian President Vladimir Putin presents US President Donald Trump with a gift of a soccer ball in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

Is nationalist populism creating new nuclear dangers?

Nuclear arsenals in the hands of nationalist-populist leaders might require a rethinking of assumptions about the global nuclear order.

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It’s Time to Accept That North Korea Has Nuclear Weapons

Washington needs to contemplate the unthinkable: accepting that North Korea is a nuclear state. – Jeffrey Lewis in the New York Times.

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MANPTS Student Kokoro Nishiyama Receives Grand Prize in Nuclear Disarmament Essay Contest

Kokoro Nishiyama is currently a first-year student pursuing her master’s degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at MIIS.

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Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Choices

In his new book, Dr. Pelopidas disproves four common assumptions of the proliferation paradigm.

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How to Rebuild the Global Nuclear Order Post-Ukraine?

Dr. Hecker highlighted the importance of scientists and diplomats working together on these complex issues.

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CNS GRAs Present Findings at the Project on Nuclear Issues’ 2022 Summer Conference

The GRAs presented their research to a diverse audience including technical and policy experts from national laboratories, government agencies, and civil society.

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Dr. Allison Berke joins CNS as Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program Director

CNS Founding Director William Potter expressed great enthusiasm about the appointment, which he characterized as “adding significantly to the scientific expertise of CNS related to both bioengineering and cybersecurity.”

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WMD Terrorism Threats: Assessing and Prosecuting

Eighteen senior and mid-level government employees from Malaysia and the Philippines traveled to CNS for a two-week in-person workshop.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker Appointed as Distinguished Professor of Practice

The former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and one of the most honored U.S. nuclear scientists has joined CNS.