Reports & Books

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, (as accessed by the Institute for Science and International Security, 2014).

#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.


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.

Cover of "The Soviet Bioweapons Program and Its Legacy"

The Soviet Bioweapons Program and Its Legacy

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

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Emerging Satellites for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Verification

Final report on how emerging Earth observation data could be applied to various treaty verification domains.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon addresses the 2010 NPT Review Conference in New York

The NPT Review Process: Time to Try Something New

This CNS Issue Brief argues for NPT state parties to take a different approach to the review process.

Nuclear Terrorism: Countering the Threat

New book aims to improve our understanding of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism.

Replacing HEU in Naval Reactors

Replacing HEU in Naval Reactors

Report regarding the current status and future use of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) for naval propulsion.

Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention 2007

A Strategy for the Chemical Weapons Convention

In the absence of further innovation and action, the Chemical Weapons Convention may ‘become a hammer without a nail.’