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Recent Scholarly Publications

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On Strengthening Security and Developing Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula

September 1988

The Korean Peninsula is one of the areas of acute political instability and conflict in the Asian-Pacific region.

Rivalries Between Nuclear Power Projectors: Why the Lines Will Be Drawn Again

May 1996

Nuclear war is generally believed to bring risks of destruction out of proportion to any gain that may be secured by the war, or to any loss that may be averted, except perhaps for the loss of...

Seeking a Better Strategic Framework in the Asian-Pacific Area

September 1989

Though fairly stable over the past decade, the Asian-Pacific area is entering a fluid stage, heralding important changes.

Strengthening IAEA Safeguards: Lessons from Iraq

April 1993

This paper examines technical and institutional possibilities for improving the ability of the international safeguards regime to prevent or slow the spread of nuclear weapons.

September 11 and the Need for International Nuclear Agreements

March 2003

What is the impact of the events of September 11 and the subsequent "war on terrorism" on nuclear issues?

Nonproliferation Regime under Siege, The

September 1999

The nuclear nonproliferation regime was challenged in 1998 by nuclear-weapon tests in India and Pakistan, by medium-range missile tests in those countries and in Iran and North Korea, by Iraq's...

Lessons Learned from the North Korean Crises

January 2010

This essay briefly reviews what North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are and shows howtechnical capabilities and political intent were inextricably intertwined in shaping the program.

Origins of Military Doctrines and Command and Control Systems; and Conclusions: Planning the Unthinkable, The

December 2000

The proliferation of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons is now the single most serious security concern for governments around the world. Peter R. Lavoy, Scott D. Sagan, and James J.

The War in Chechnya: Opportunities Missed, Lessons to be Learned

December 1999

Book description: The basic logic of preventive diplomacy is unassailable.

NPT Withdrawal: Time for the Security Council to Step In

May 2005

The nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) provides that a state-party intending to withdraw from the treaty must give the UN Security Council three months' notice of its intention and provide the...

Right to Withdraw from the NPT: The Views of Two NPT Negotiators, The

January 2005

Do NPT parties like North Korea have a right to withdraw from the NPT for any reason? What does the history of the withdrawal clause suggest?

Ringing In Proliferation: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Network

October 2005

The nuclear nonproliferation regime has come under attack from proliferation determinists, who argue that resolute proliferants connected by decentralized networks can be stopped only through the...

Dangerous Dealings: North Korea's Nuclear Capabilities and the Threat of Export to Iran

March 2007

On Oct. 9, 2006, North Korea conducted a nuclear test and proclaimed itself a world nuclear power.

Nuclear Safeguards: How Far Can Inspectors Go?

March 2007

A look at experience in Iran and North Korea--and the origins of the NPT and safeguards in the 1960s--offers insights into the authority of IAEA nuclear inspectors.

Proliferation on the Peninsula: Five North Korean Nuclear Crises

September 2006

To reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, we must prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons or materials.

Denuclearizing North Korea

May 2008

After visiting the Yongbyon nuclear complex, former head of Los Alamos National Laboratory Siegfried Hecker judges that North Korean officials are working in “good faith” to disable the facilities....

Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: Crisis Behavior and the Bomb

August 2008

This edited volume explores competing perspectives on the impact of nuclear weapons proliferation on the South Asian security environment.

Proceedings of The Second U.S.-Russian Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference, March 18-20, 2009

September 2009

The second nuclear nonproliferation conference sponsored by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Russian Academy of Sciences was held in Moscow, March 18-20, 2009. The first was held Oct.

Space Cadets - The Korean Peninsula's Rocket Competition

August 2009

CISAC's Lew Franklin and his coauthor, Nick Hansen, contributed the latter half of a two-part article discussing the Korean peninsula's space programme competition.

North Korea's Choice: Bombs Over Electricity

July 2010

Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have a common technological foundation.

Where is North Korea’s Nuclear Program Heading?

April 2011

What I found in Yongbyon and Why It Matters

March 2011

Adventures in scientific nuclear diplomacy

July 2011

Siegfried Hecker offers a first-person perspective on the important contributions scientists can make toward improving the safety and security of nuclear materials and reducing the global nuclear...

Assessment Paper on Non‐Proliferation

September 2011

This paper, written for a September 2011 seminar hosted by the Geneva Center for Security Policy,  analyzes developments since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Action Plan was adopted by...


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