The president should declare that the US won’t use nuclear weapons against any target that could be reliably destroyed by conventional means.
A classic disinformation campaign about US nukes reveals a lot about Moscow’s military anxieties.
Course on “Nuclear Weapons Policy and Arms Control” is open to US government personnel, fellows, and select foreign embassies.
Students share their research and engage in lively discussions with important funders.
By helping countries acquire linear accelerators and train associated personnel, the international community has the opportunity to improve public health and security simultaneously.
A first-of-its-kind project helps authorities track dangerous materials sought by terrorists.
Twenty-nine young diplomats from the region deepen their nonproliferation/disarmament knowledge.
The CTBT’s future depends on engaged youth and effective nonproliferation education.
The track 1.5 conference brought together government officials and nongovernmental experts from the United States and China in a productive exchange.
The competitive program furthers the CNS mission: to combat the spread of WMD by educating the next generation of nonproliferation experts.
CNS deputy director recommends taking steps that could trigger sanctions for states that undermine the resolution.
Final report on how emerging Earth observation data could be applied to various treaty verification domains.
The alliance will seek to expand its readiness vis-à-vis Russia and violence from neighboring Iraq and Syria.
The course provides important information and skills for those who may be considering a career in safeguards.
VIDEO: Paul Ingram is executive director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC).
Fellows from all over the world worked in an intensive nonproliferation training program specifically tailored to the Visiting Fellows Program.
CNS Director Bill Potter with CNS alumn, Costa Rica’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
Has proliferation to new countries reached a plateau? That is how things appear in early 2016 on the basis of publicly available information.
The Former US Secretary of Defense met with students and teachers from Japan, Russia and the US.
VIDEO: Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University, lectures on international security.
Workshop on nuclear security, regimes, policies, challenges and how to address them.
Discussion of NPT Review Council efforts to establish a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone.
Barack Obama’s nuclear policy and its effectiveness over the course of his administration, through the scope of Hiroshima.
CNS hosted a high-level US-Russian Dialogue on Nuclear Issues, April 8-9, 2016.
The Critical Issues Forum will bring Japanese, Russian, and US high school students for a nonproliferation conference in Monterey.
Jeffrey Lewis argues that traditional nuclear strategy for Europe is putting us all at risk of apocalyptic terrorism.
Analysis of what the Obama administration has accomplished and what remains to be done in the field of nuclear security.
Seminar with Erik Gartzke, associate professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego.
Video seminar with UC Berkley undergraduate Zian Liu, exploring the accessibility, ease of creation and use of biological weapons.
Article about up-to-date affairs between Russia and the US with consideration given to proxy players in between.
The week-long course in Santiago is part of a strong and growing relationship between the Chilean Foreign Ministry and CNS.
Seminar with Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at LLNL on the future of nuclear weapons in international politics.
Enter and help us find innovative ways to resolve today’s most urgent challenges relating to chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons.
A review of future considerations in global attitudes to weapons of mass destruction proliferation by non-state actors.
Jeffrey Lewis offers a self-dubbed “wildly unpopular plan” to counter Pyongyang’s missile program.
IAEA chief lauds VCDNP’s event on Amendment to the CPPNM for helping to address “the most important area of unfinished business in nuclear security.”
To many Russians, the future looks “dark and dangerous,” and not very susceptible to further reductions on Russian reliance on nuclear weapons.
Obama’s presidency has served as an object lesson in the limits of a US president’s ability to shape a global nuclear order amid competing factors, abroad and domestic.
From North Korea to the Middle East, the senior UN official gave an overarching view of the contemporary security environment.
Scientist-in-residence Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress looks at how radionuclide measurements can help determine information about North Korea’s January 7 nuclear test.
In an unstable Middle East neighborhood, most people hope for the best and plan for the worst.
With new IAEA report, the Iran Deal’s “Implementation Day” is now underway.
Young Middle Eastern professionals to work with delegations at the Biological Weapons Convention.
CNS seminar in Cambodia aimed to build nonproliferation awareness and capacity in Southeast Asia.
CNS welcomes Ambassador Robert Mikulak and Carlton Stoiber to our Washington, DC office.
This CNS report analyzes key NATO states’ threat perceptions of Russia, and provides recommendations in advance of the July 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw.
Experts from CNS and VCDNP are available for analysis and comment.
On November 9-10, 2015, CNS and the Lugar Center held a workshop that was part of a project supported by DTRA.
Video of a seminar with Matthew Rojansky on October 21, 2015.
Turkey’s burgeoning nuclear capability should not be likened to that of Iran.
Alexei Arbatov on the future of US-Russian relations in the aftermath of Russian military intervention in Syria.
High resolution B-roll footage of North Korean nuclear sites and missiles is available for use by broadcast journalists, policy makers, and analysts.
CNS offered US government a one-week course on key issues relating to chemical and biological weapons.
Some NATO members are pushing for a stronger conventional deterrent against Russia, while acknowledging recent measures are steps in the right direction.
Mordechai Vanunu’s first TV interview in Hebrew revealed the intensity of Israeli vindictiveness.
CNS and MIIS hosted a conversation with Congressman Sam Farr on the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, August 31.
A new round of Russian cruise missile tests are stirring up yet another source of contention between the United States and Russia.
Japan is uniquely positioned to build bridges in nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. But will it have the courage to lead?
CNS and the Mexican Foreign Ministry held the 2nd annual Summer School on Nuclear Disarmament & Nonproliferation in Mexico City, July 13-17, 2015.
Video lecture by Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd), Adjunct Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
We learned five lessons through the “Project 10” course on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.
Israel can live with — and even benefit from– the Iranian nuclear deal. Can Netanyahu?
CNS’s scientist-in-residence discusses the ways the Iran deal closes all possible routes to the bomb.
CNS researchers offer governments a roadmap to replace high-risk radioactive sources with non-isotopic alternatives
The Iran deal is merely a first step toward a long-term process of managing the nuclear risks it poses.
Statements by Rose Gottemoeller, US undersecretary of state for arms control & Lassina Zerbo, executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty
Experts from CNS and VCDNP are available for comment on a range of aspects pertaining to the final Iran nuclear deal and its implications.
A self-proclaimed lapsed philosopher offers a liberal’s view of effective foreign policy for the twenty-first century.
Diplomats examine the outcome of the 2015 Review Conference and its implications for the future of the nonproliferation regime.
A former Soviet facility that once produced fuel for nuclear submarines now has the chance to play a key role in reducing the spread of nuclear weapons.
IAEA Director General delivered the keynote address at the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Congress should commission qualified experts to conduct an impartial review, at classified & unclassified levels, of naval LEU use.
Fareed Zakaria’s assertion that Saudi Arabia can’t build a nuke is simply wrong– and its not all that hard to demonstrate why.
There is something broken about how reporters and pundits are covering the Iran negotiations.
Despite progress toward improving security for civilian nuclear materials, there is little appetite to open a discussion on developing security guidelines for these dangerous materials and weapons in military programs.
The parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation, particularly in nonproliferation and disarmament areas.
Does China’s new MIRV capabilities alter its nuclear posture? And is this in direct response to US missile defense programs? Jeffrey Lewis explains.
MIIS confers honorary doctorate to UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane.
Video: A lecture by Dr. Charles D. Ferguson.
New research aims to help the region prepare for upcoming WMD proliferation challenges.
The logic of chain-reaction proliferation in the Middle East is critically flawed. Time for a reality check on the region’s nuclear capacity.
Researchers find biotechnology e-commerce has significantly disrupted the effectiveness of export controls.
Video lecture with Dr. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress on March 26, 2015
With little notice, Russia is on the verge of becoming the nuclear Wal-Mart of the Middle East.
Miles Pomper comments in Al-Monitor on Syria’s decision to repatriate highly enriched uranium to China.
American and Russian High School Students Joined Japanese Students in Hiroshima for Nuclear Disarmament Conference
Over 130 alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the first quarter century of the Center, at a gala reception on March 25, 2015.
The symposium will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York City on April 28th, 2015.
CNS hosted the Annecy Workshop in France on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
American & Russian high school students to join Japanese students in Hiroshima
Deadline extended to March 19, 2015 for the course and internships.
Using Reprocessed Uranium to denature Iran’s 5% stockpile of UF6
CNS experts discuss how cross-regional coalitions might influence the 2015 NPT Review Conference.
A new mobile-friendly online tutorial on the risks posed by nuclear and radiological terrorism.
Instructors Jeffrey Lewis and Melissa Hanham focused on technical solutions.
The award, in recognition of his work in the field of disarmament and nonproliferation education, is the highest honor conferred on non-Chileans.
Featured Speaker: Ambassador Susan Burk, Former Special Representative of the U.S. President for Nuclear Nonproliferation
Jon Wolfsthal will become the new Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the NSC in December.
Find out what’s in play and at stake if an eleventh hour comprehensive nuclear agreement isn’t reached next week.
The program will include faculty drawn from researchers affiliated with CNS at MIIS and the PIR Center in Moscow.
CNS partnered with Indonesia to host the sixth informal “Disarmament Dialogue” among like-minded states.
The Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), spoke at the semester-long simulation course.
Dr. Lassina Zerbo’s September visit includes an ArmsControlWonk.com podcast recording, available for download.
CNS and VCDNP experts review main issues facing the 2014 IAEA General Conference.
32 diplomats from 22 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the course.
This week’s NATO summit may mark a turning point away from US-Russian arms control and could lead to a renewed emphasis on nuclear weapons.
Learn about Project Alpha of King’s College London, countering illicit proliferation-related trade.
Changes to NATO’s defense posture are likely to involve a strengthening of its conventional, rather than nuclear deterrent.
There are insufficient legal and financial incentives to protect high-risk radiological sources from terrorists.
View the Google map of chemical weapon munitions dumped at sea.
Russia has violated the 197 INF Treaty. The US can get them back into compliance.
A writing competition featuring an $8,000 grand prize.
Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova is the new IONP Director.
Can Ukraine keep its spotless nuclear rating after having been carved up by Russia?
CNS Deputy discusses ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, timelines, and possible pitfalls if and when an agreement is reached.
Hans Blix and other experts discuss lessons learned from the IAEA inspections in Iraq in the 1990s.
Recommendations to achieve the goal, a legacy of the Nuclear Security Summit process begun by President Obama.
New nuclear cooperation agreement with Vietnam may not be perfect, but it is progress.
CNS launches new website to promote nonproliferation expertise and engagement in the Middle East.
DEADLINE MAY 30: Identify how states and companies ensure that dual-use items are not used to produce WMD.
APRIL 4-5, 2014: CNS brings together students from Japan, Russia & the US to study nuclear Issues.
Next year’s Conference promises to be contentious, with the changing debate on nuclear disarmament taking center stage.
CNS is creating an online training course as part of a project to raise awareness on CBRN risk mitigation.
53 national leaders met in The Hague for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit. Are we safer?
MARCH 14-15, 2014: CNS hosted a 2-day diplomatic workshop in Annecy, France.