Reports & Books

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Nuclear Governance and Legislation in Four Nuclear-Armed Democracies

A comparative study of four Western democracies’ nuclear-governance structures ahead of an unprecedented hearing on nuclear policy by Israel’s High Court of Justice.

Taiwan’s Export Control System: Overview and Recommendations

OP#32: Taiwan’s Export Control System: Overview and Recommendations

Occasional Paper #32 provides an overview and assessment of Taiwan’s export control program, with a focus on strategic high-tech commodities (SHTC).

OP#31: Revisiting Compliance in the Biological Weapons Convention

OP#31: Revisiting Compliance in the Biological Weapons Convention

Occasional Paper #31 looks at the thorny issue of compliance when a verification protocol isn’t politically feasible.

OP#30: Crowdsourcing Systems and Potential Applications in Nonproliferation

OP#30: Crowdsourcing Systems and Potential Applications in Nonproliferation

This report provides an overview of crowdsourcing systems and identifies the key elements for use in a nonproliferation context.

OP#29: The Verification Clearinghouse: Debunking Websites and the Potential for Public Nonproliferation Monitoring

OP#29: The Verification Clearinghouse: Debunking Websites and the Potential for Public Nonproliferation Monitoring

Occasional Paper #29: This report explores the use of online forums to allow experts and members of the public to monitor and evaluate compliance with arms control treaties.

“Stress Testing” the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

A CNS workshop examined key provisions of the draft nuclear-weapon ban treaty to identify potential problems and seek possible solutions.

Cover of "When Did (and Didn’t) States Proliferate?"

When Did (and Didn’t) States Proliferate?

New joint CNS-Belfer Center publication chronicles the history of—and reasons behind—nuclear proliferation worldwide.

OP#27: Searching for Illicit Dual Use Items in Online Marketplaces: A Semi-Automated Approach

Occasional Paper #27: Large-scale harvesting of online marketplace information is possible using off-the-shelf open source technologies and basic programming skills.

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Understanding Nuclear Weapon Risks: Non-State Actors and Nuclear Weapons

Assessment of the risks of nuclear weapons and materials falling into wrong hands and efforts to deny terrorists and non-state actors access.

M building of the Vienna International Center, location of the NPT PrepCom.

Recommendations for the 2017 NPT PrepCom

CNS is pleased to disseminate the following study by Tariq Rauf in advance of the forthcoming 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee Meeting.