Reports & Books

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.

Life-of-the-Ship Reactors and Accelerated Testing of Naval Propulsion Fuels and Reactors

This special report is a result of the FAS U.S.-French Naval Nuclear Task Force.

Occasional Paper #26: Findings from the 2016 Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies

OP#26: Findings from the 2016 Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies

Occasional Paper #26: Sixty experts gathered from 15 countries representing scientific, policy, industry, legal, and enforcement fields.

Photo taken during a tour by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, showing one of more than 1,000 illegally acquired US-made pressure transducers at the facility. Source: Website archive of the president of Iran, www.president.ir (as accessed by the Institute for Science and International Security, 2014).

OP#25: Outlawing State-Sponsored Nuclear Procurement Programs & Recovery of Misappropriated Nuclear Goods

Occasional Paper #25: A call for condemning the programs and readying penalties for future cases.

President Gerald Ford, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and other US representatives meeting with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Foreign Secretary Andrei Gromyko, Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, and others aboard a Russian train headed for Vladivostok, November 23, 1974. Image courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. (Src: Wikimedia Commons)

A Non-Ideological Reframing of the US-Russian Arms-Control Agenda

The disappearance of US superiority in non-nuclear capabilities should be the impetus for a return to traditional arms-control in US-Russia relations.

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Improving the Security of All Nuclear Materials

A report on legal, political, and institutional options to advance international oversight.

Who is Afraid of Consensus?

The former UN under-secretary-general calls for strengthening the NPT by observing “pacta sunt servanda”—agreements must be kept.

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The Soviet Bioweapons Program and Its Legacy

How Soviet genetic engineering aimed to create super-natural bacterial & viral strains for weapons.