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Nuclear Abolition & The Next Arms Race
As the U.S. reduces its nuclear arsenal, what might the next arms race look like? Assuming current nuclear trends continue, the next two decades will test America’s security and that of its closest allies as they never have been tested before. Before 2020, the United Kingdom could find its nuclear forces eclipsed not only by those of Pakistan, but of Israel and of India. Soon thereafter, France may share the same fate. read more
Jun 05, 2012 Scott Kemp: Centrifuges: A New Era for Nuclear Proliferation
NPEC asked Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University and a Former Science Advisor on nonproliferation for the U.S. Department of State Scott Kemp to write a study on centrifuges. Scott explains that centrifuge technology can be fairly easily developed  in a matter of 36 months using a Soviet-like design and gives both technical and historical evidence for this.
Working Papers
May 26, 2012 Matthew Kroenig: The History of Proliferation Optimism: Does It Have A Future?
NPEC asked Council on Foreign Relations Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and Georgetown University assistant professor of government Matthew Kroenig to review the bidding.  His take and bottom line is that such nuclear optimism always was strained, that it remains far less popular out of academe than in and with cause. 
Working Papers
Apr 04, 2012 François Heisbourg: How Bad Would the Further Spread of Nuclear Weapons Be?
François Heisbourg, chairman of IISS, presented a preliminary version of this paper at a conference, "Reassessing Nuclear Nonproliferation's Key Premises," cohosted by NPEC and the Legatum Institute in London, Great Britain, November 3-4, 2011.
Working Papers
Apr 02, 2012 The Next Arms Race
NPEC's executive director presented this updated version of "The Next Arms Race" at a Hamilton Society lecture given at George Mason University March 29, 2012
Presentations
Mar 26, 2012 Greg Jones: Facing the Reality of Iran as a De Facto Nuclear State
NPEC Senior Researcher Greg Jones argues that Iran can produce a nuclear weapon in such a short amount of time that it should already be considered a de facto nuclear state. He also claims that neither sanctions, diplomacy, a military strike or any combination of these can prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. 
Working Papers
Mar 26, 2012 NPR's Talk of the Nation Interviews NPEC's Executive Director on the Future of Nuclear Weapons
On March 26, 2012 NPR's Talk of the Nation interviewed NPEC Exec Director Henry Sokolski on the topic of Defining Nuclear Security in Face of Modern Threats.
Interviews; Audio & Video
Mar 26, 2012 Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "China's Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Materials Holdings: Uncertainties and Concerns."
NPEC's executive director testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "China's Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Materials Holdings: Uncertainties and Concerns"
Testimony & Transcripts
Feb 28, 2012 The Conundrum of Close Calls: Lessons Learned for Securing Nuclear Weapons
 A commentary by Reid Pauly and Scott Sagan shared at NPEC's meeting, "Securing Nuclear Arsenals for the Next Half Century: What Does History Recommend?"
Working Papers
Feb 28, 2012 Nikolai Sokov: Controlling Soviet/ Russian Nuclear Weapons in Time of Instability
A paper by Nikolai Sokov discussed at NPEC's meeting, "Securing Nuclear Arsenals for the Next Half Century: What Does History Recommend?"
Working Papers
Feb 28, 2012 Peter Feaver: Nuclear Command and Control in Crisis: Old Lessons from New History
A commentary by Peter Feaver shared at NPEC's meeting, "Securing Nuclear Arsenals for the Next Half Century: What Does History Recommend?"
Working Papers
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