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The Heritage Foundation Hosts NPEC Panel on Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

On June 30, 2015, Brian Finlay from The Stimson Center and Dr. Matthew Kroenig from Georgetown University joined NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski, for a panel discussion of the key findings in NPEC's latest book, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future. The event was moderated by Michaela Dodge, Senior Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation.

Jun 30, 2015

With the world focused on the nuclear crisis in Iran, it is tempting to think that addressing this case, North Korea, and the problem of nuclear terrorism is all that matters and is what matters most.

Perhaps, but if states become more willing to use their nuclear weapons to achieve military advantage, the problem of proliferation will become much more unwieldy. In this case, our security will be hostage not just to North Korea, Iran, or terrorists, but to nuclear proliferation more generally, diplomatic miscalculations, and wars between a much larger number of possible players.

This, in a nutshell, is the premise of the book, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, which explores what we may be up against over the next few decades and how we currently think about this future. The book has already received critical praise from a divergent set of commentators, from Ambassador John Bolton to best selling author Eric Schlosser (Command and Control) to former Office of Net Assessment director Andrew Marshall.

 

 

 

 

Book Release Event

Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

By Henry Sokolski

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
10:00pm - 11:00pm

The Heritage Foundation
Lehrman Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Panel Discussion Featuring:

Brian Finlay
Vice President, The Stimson Center

Matthew Kroenig
Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Henry Sokolski
Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Moderator:

Michaela Dodge
Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

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founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. NPEC educates policymakers, journalists,
and university professors about proliferation threats and possible new policies and measures to meet them.
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