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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...

Strife and Secession in Sudan

July 2011

Abstract In January 2011, the people of the southern provinces of Sudan voted nearly unanimously to declare the independence of South Sudan from the North.

Informal Networks, Economic Livelihoods and the Politics of Social Welfare: Understanding the Political And Humanitarian Consequences of the War on Terrorist Finance

June 2011

First paragraph of the article: Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been considerable debate with respect to the utility and the consequences of the global campaign against...

Russia's Nuclear Forces: Between Disarmament and Modernization

April 2011

As Russia and the United States reduce their nuclear arsenals, their relationship has undergone a complex transformation toward cooperation and partnership mixed with suspicion and rivalry, writes...

Probabilistic Analysis of a Country's Program to Acquire Nuclear Weapons

March 2011

Abstract: This paper describes a risk analysis approach for assessing the progress of another country's nuclear weapons program over time.

Getting to Zero: The Path to Nuclear Disarmament

March 2011

Getting to Zero takes on the much-debated goal of nuclear zero—exploring the serious policy questions raised by nuclear disarmament and suggesting practical steps for the nuclear weapon states to...

Lessons Learned from the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

Abstract The case studies in this special issue demonstrate that the Obama administration's 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and related nuclear policy initiatives encouraged a number of other...

Indian Reactions to the US Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

By deemphasizing the role of nuclear weapons in US security policy, the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) could lead India to slow or halt the growth of its nuclear weapons capabilities and to...

Russia and the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

Abstract The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) conducted by the United States has become an important element of the US-Russian relationship, for the policies set during the review process directly...

Introduction: Reviewing the Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

Abstract The Obama administration has argued that its efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in US defense policy and work toward “a world free of nuclear weapons” will encourage other...

How Risky Is Nuclear Optimism?

March 2011

This article argues that Congress should authorize and fund a National Academies risk analysis of nuclear deterrence.

Global Migration Governance

February 2011

"Alexander Betts is one of a handful of scholars who have mastered the complex field of Global Migration Governance.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Promising Start Despite Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Animosity

January 2011

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation's vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process....

Organizations and Global Warming

December 2010

Introduction This essay examines the two biggest environmental polluters, the oil and coal industries, and the possibilities of renewable energy that could replace them.

Refugees in International Relations

December 2010

" Refugees in International Relations shows that strategic and institutional thinking are essential to understand the causes of forced migration, its consequences, and appropriate policy responses....

Nuclear Latency and Nuclear Proliferation

July 2010

First paragraph of the book chapter: How quickly could individual governments, starting from different levels of nuclear-related expertise and technology, develop a nuclear weapon if they chose to...

Jihad on Main Street: Explaining the Threat of Jihadist Terrorism to the American Homeland Since 9/11

May 2010

Since September 11, 2001, 26 jihadist plots and attacks have targeted the American homeland, but because the details of the plots and attacks as well as the profiles of their perpetrators vary...

Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

April 2010

Introduction With the recent attention to new nuclear power, the challenge of managing the spread of nuclear technology has increased.

Consequences of Counterterrorism, The

February 2010

The 9/11 terrorist attacks opened America's eyes to a frightening world of enemies surrounding us.

Does Soft Power Matter? A Comparative Analysis of Student Exchange Programs 1980-2006

January 2010

Democratic governance depends not only on the building of democratic institutions but also on citizens' knowledge about how these institutions should function in their everyday lives.

Inside Nuclear South Asia

December 2009

Nuclear-armed adversaries India and Pakistan have fought three wars since their creation as sovereign states in 1947.

Despite Economic Downturn, Nuclear Energy Commerce is still Worrisome

December 2009

Article Highlights The economic crisis has quieted talk of a nuclear renaissance, but that doesn't mean the need to manage nuclear energy's potential global spread has lessened.

Weighing the Case For a Convention to Limit Cyberwarfare

November 2009

The United States must take steps to protect its critical national infrastructure against serious cyberattack.

Israel’s Future and Iran’s Nuclear Program

October 2009

Israel has had an arsenal of nuclear weapons since the late 1960s, and its current inventory is estimated at between 100 and 200 warheads.

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