Nuclear policy

Scholarly Publications

Mission Impossible? Socio-technical Integration of Nuclear Waste Geological Disposal Systems

November 2018

Abstract: We present a new perspective on geological disposal systems for nuclear waste.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

Other Publications

Atomic Homefront: a film about struggling to live with Manhattan Project radioactive waste

June 2018

Abstract: This commentary reviews and discusses HBO’s new documentary, Atomic Homefront, which shows how communities are still struggling to live with radiation from radioactive waste generated...

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository

January 2016

For the past 15 years, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has stored transuranic waste from the US nuclear-defense programme.

News

To save arms control, House Democrats should act like a GOP senator

November 2018

Donald Trump has stated his intention to ditch the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Fourth Young Nuclear Professionals forum brings together U.S. and Russian scholars in Moscow

November 2018

Persistent nuclear threats and the recent erosion of relations between the United States and Russia paint a gloomy picture for the future of cooperation between nuclear powers.

John Bolton keeps citing this 2002 pact as an arms-control model. It’s really not.

November 2018

When the subject of extending the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) arises, National Security Advisor John Bolton suggests the 2002 Treaty of Moscow model as a possible...

Events

The INF Treaty’s Demise: What it Means for Arms Control, Europe and U.S.-Russia Relations

October 26, 2018

INF Public Panel DiscussionPresident Trump announced on October 20 that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Law as Discursive Resource: The Politics of the Nuclear/Non-Nuclear Distinction in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 19, 2018

Abstract: The purpose and force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty hinges on a legal distinction between "nuclear weapons states" and "non-nuclear weapons states." But rather than being a self...

"Our theoreticians were armed with McNamara's arguments." Reflections on Soviet military strategy in the 1960s and 1970s.

March 3, 2018

Abstract: The quotation in the title is taken from the memoirs of Boris Chertok, a leading Soviet missile designer.  In my talk I will examine significant shifts in Soviet thinking about nuclear...

Multimedia

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

People

Yogesh Joshi Postdoctoral Fellow
Michal Onderco Junior Faculty Fellow
Sidra Hamidi Postdoctoral Fellow
Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Postdoctoral Fellow
Yeajin Yoon Predoctoral Fellow
Mark Gorenflo Mark Gorenflo Affiliate
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
Steven Pifer Affiliate
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Mim John Miriam "Mim" John Affiliate