Arms Control

Scholarly Publications

The Birth of Nuclear Eternity

This chapter reconnects modes of futures-making with the requirements of democracy by focusing on the naturalization of nuclear weapons and their removal from the realm of democratic choice at a...

Does the Noncombatant Immunity Norm Have Stopping Power? A Debate

October 2020

Our 2015 survey experiment—reported in the 2017 International Security article “Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran”—asked a representative sample of Americans to choose between continuing a ground...

Rethinking Nuclear Arms Control

September 2020

Where is nuclear arms control—negotiated restraints on the deadliest weapons of mass destruction—headed? This 50-year tool of US national security policy is currently under attack.

Other Publications

Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

October 2013

CISAC affiliate and former postdoctoral fellow, Francesca Giovannini, and SIPRI Arms Control Fellow, Amy J.

My Personal Journey at the Nuclear Brink

June 2013

CISAC Faculty Member and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry tells the story of how he became a nuclear weapons abolitionist.

Requiem for a Realist: Remembering the nuclear strategist

May 2013

Scott Sagan, in this piece for Foreign Policy, remembers his longtime friend and colleague Kenneth Waltz. Waltz passed away on May 13.

News

The Biden Nuclear Posture Review: Defense, Offense, and Avoiding Arms Races

January 2022

President Joe Biden’s administration is conducting a missile defense review in parallel with its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Those reviews will determine whether to adjust the nuclear and missile...

Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia

January 2022

"These sorts of offense-defence races have been taking place globally for many decades now, and what we consistently see is that offence has the advantage," said Cameron Tracy, a researcher...

Key nuclear treaty review plagued by COVID delays as distrust grows

January 2022

Today’s security environment calls for a renewed commitment to nonproliferation. No country alone can reverse adverse developments in Iran and dissuade others from seeking nuclear arsenals. Effective...

Events

Demystifying China

January 23, 2020

Livestream: Registration is required and will close 24 hours before the event. Click here to register.This event is available only to CISAC faculty, fellows, staff, and honors students. About this...

The Past and Future of Arms Control

December 5, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/i-Oaa0yiSjA About this Event: In the last 50 years, the United States and Soviet Union/Russia have pursued arms control negotiations and signed numerous treaties...

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security remain the...

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
English

Strengthening Security and Stability in South Asia

Through research and track-two diplomacy, CISAC scholars seek to identify policy oriented, cooperative measures aimed at fostering effective dialogue between Pakistan and India in an effort to...
English

Multimedia

People

steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Adam Segal Adam Segal Affiliate
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate