Nuclear policy

Recent Scholarly Publications

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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...

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...

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...

How Risky Is Nuclear Optimism?

March 2011

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

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...

Inside Nuclear South Asia

December 2009

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

Shared Responsibilities for Nuclear Disarmament

October 2009

Interest in nuclear disarmament has grown rapidly in recent years. Starting with the 2007 Wall Street Journal article by four former U.S.

Taking the Path of Delegitimization to Nuclear Disarmament

April 2009

This paper describes a "base camp" on the path to the "summit" of nuclear elimination in which the current tradition of nuclear non-use has been strengthened significantly, so that nuclear use and...

A Silver Lining to the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

October 2008

"Without a doubt, the U.S.-India nuclear deal presents a serious challenge to the NPT. But it also presents an opportunity to strengthening the regime and its most important, relevant elements."

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.

Looking Back: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Then and Now

July 2008

Less than a year after dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the United States adopted a statute prohibiting the transfer of its nuclear weapons to any other country.

Risk Analysis of Nuclear Deterrence

March 2008

It is striking that, prior to this paper, no risk analyses existed of nuclear deterrence – a strategy whose failure would destroy much of our nation.

U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation: Better Later than Sooner

November 2007

On July 5, 2005, President George W.

Transformation of U.S.-India Relations, The

July 2007

The United States and India are enjoying increasingly close relations.

More Than Words: The Value of U.S. Non-Nuclear-Use Promises

July 2007

Last year, for the first time, the United States voted in the U.N.

New U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Delayed: Indefinitely?

April 2007

There have been serious disagreements between India and the United States in negotiation of the proposed nuclear-cooperation agreement between the two countries described at this website on Dec.

Nuclear Iran, A: Promoting Stability or Courting Disaster?

April 2007

On 8 February 2007, at the Kellogg Conference Center at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the Journal of International Affairs and the Middle East Institute...

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today's Threats

October 2006

What role should nuclear weapons play in today's world? How can the United States promote international security while safeguarding its own interests? U.S.

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.

Presidential Report to the Congress: Net Benefit Analysis of US/Soviet Arms Control

December 2005

A net assessment of the benefits/losses of arms control treaties in terms of military significance was required in response to the START Resolution of Ratification.

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...


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