Leonard S. Spector Articles

Caricatures of John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif. (src: DonkeyHotey, Flickr.com, Creative Commons 2.0)

President Trump Ready to Decertify Iran Deal

The end of the JCPOA could have serious, complicating effects on proliferation, regional security, and international trade.

US Blames Assad Regime for Worst Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria in Years

For more on the implications of this latest development, CNS experts are available for comment.

Dr. Lawrence Scheinman

In Remembrance of Lawrence Scheinman

He will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues in the United States and abroad.

A wide view of the Security Council as Members unanimously adopt resolution 1977 (2011) on 20 April 2011, extending for 10 years the mandate of the 1540 Committee. UN Photo/Devra Berkovitz

Spector Calls on UN Committee to Condemn Violations of WMD Controls

CNS deputy director recommends taking steps that could trigger sanctions for states that undermine the resolution.

A Proliferation Plateau May Offer Unique Opportunities

Has proliferation to new countries reached a plateau? That is how things appear in early 2016 on the basis of publicly available information.

The Future Impact of North Korea’s Emerging Nuclear Deterrent

The Future Impact of North Korea’s Emerging Nuclear Deterrent

The ripple effects of North Korea crossing the nuclear threshold may be more limited than they first appear.

US and Iran Flags (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Media Advisory: Understanding the Final Iran Agreement

Experts from CNS and VCDNP are available for comment on a range of aspects pertaining to the final Iran nuclear deal and its implications.

Proliferation Finance

Countering Proliferation Finance: Understanding the Essentials

Webinar focusing on the nexus between nonproliferation and the financial sector.

Countering Nuclear Commodity Smuggling

OP#20: Countering Nuclear Commodity Smuggling: A System of Systems

Occasional Paper #20: This study recommends action to prevent nuclear smuggling to Iran, North Korea, and other countries seeking nuclear weapons.

The Future of Civilian Nuclear Cooperation

Congressional testimony highlights future of nuclear energy cooperation and risks of nuclear proliferation