Nuclear policy

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Arms Control, Compliance, and the Law

May 1988

The expected degree of compliance with agreements or treaties under negotiation must be inferred from the record of the past as well as from the expectations that are raised by the willingness of...

Does the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) require its non-nuclear-weapon members to permit inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of nuclear activities that have not been reported to the IAEA?

April 1992

This analysis argues that the basic purpose of NPT safeguards—to verify compliance with an obligation not to "manufacture" nuclear weapons—could be easily thwarted if a non-nuclear-weapon party is...

Implications of a Comprehensive Test Ban for China's Security Policy

June 1997

This paper focuses on the impact of a comprehensive test ban on China's nuclear program and security policy.

START and China's Policy on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament in the 1990s

May 1991

After eight years of marathon negotiations, the United States and the Soviet Union are finally close to concluding a strategic-arms-reduction treaty (START).

Strategic Stability to the Year 2000

July 1996

This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held at the Center for International Security and Arms Control in May 1996.

Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Arms Control, The

February 1996

It is no exaggeration to say that arms control has undergone a revolution in the past decade.

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...

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Next Steps, The

July 2000

On July 19, 2000 the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS) gathered forty preeminent scientists, security experts, and...

Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956

December 1994

Based on interviews with participants and research in newly opened archives, the book reveals how the American atomic monopoly affected Stalin's foreign policy, the role of espionage in the...

Correspondence: Responding to Chemical and Biological Threats

April 2001

The official U.S.

Commitment Trap, The: Why The United States Should Not Use Nuclear Threats to Deter Biological and Chemical Weapons Attacks

April 2000

How should the United States deal with so-called rogue states that threaten to use chemical or biological weapons against the U.S. homeland or its troops abroad?

An Alternative Nuclear Posture

August 2002

A portion of President Bush's 2002 nuclear posture was released or leaked recently. The posture is largely silent on international cooperation and largely negative on arms control.

U.S. Nuclear Posture

June 2004

The size and shape of U.S. nuclear forces must be determined in the context of the highest considerations of United States strategy.

Dangerous Doctrine: How New U.S. Nuclear Plans Could Backfire

March 2005

The National Security Strategy announced by President George W. Bush in 2002 departs boldly, in some respects, from previous U.S. policy.

Right to Withdraw from the NPT: Article X is Not Unconditional, The

April 2005

Do the nations that belong to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have a right to withdraw from it at any time they wish and for any reason?

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: History and Current Problems, The

December 2003

Fifty years ago this month, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his "Atoms for Peace" address to the UN General Assembly.

Arms Control by Committee: Managing Negotiations with the Russians

December 1992

This book is essentially a series of case histories of U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms control negotiations, as seen from the American side.

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...

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

November 2007

On July 5, 2005, President George W.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Transformation of U.S.-India Relations, The

July 2007

The United States and India are enjoying increasingly close relations.


steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Man smiling Austin Cooper Predoctoral Researcher
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
rsd19 072 0426a Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Sannia Abdullah Sannia Abdullah Affiliate
sidra hamidi Sidra Hamidi Affiliate
rsd19 072 0453a Brad Roberts Affiliate
Anna Peczeli Anna Péczeli Affiliate
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Mark Gorenflo Mark Gorenflo Affiliate
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