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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
Nov 01, 2010 Regional Rivalries in South Asia and US Relationships
In their NPEC study, Zia Mian and M.V. Ramana argue that the foreign and military policies of the United States and China are intensifying the arms race between India and Pakistan and conclude that Washington and Beijing should collaborate to stabilize South Asia.
Working Papers
Oct 02, 2010 Challenging the Myths: A Transatlantic Debate on Nuclear Power and the Civil-Military Dilemma
The "Challenging Myths" debate held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies with the Heinrich Boell Foundation brought together international experts, including the Executive Director of NPEC, to discuss the proliferation of "peaceful" nuclear energy and the ramifications.
Audio & Video
Sep 22, 2010 Aspen Institute of Germany Showcases NPEC Critique of U.S. Efforts to Block Iran's Bomb
The Aspen Institute of Germany asked NPEC's executive director to assess what the U.S. and its allies could have done better in their efforts to block Iran's development of a nuclear weapons option at the Institute's Strategy Forum.
Working Papers
Sep 14, 2010 Study Overturns Popular View that French Nuclear Program is a Model for the U.S.
Mark Cooper, the Vermont Law School Institute’s senior research fellow for economic analysis, explains how the French approach advocated by some is a failed model and why U.S. wind and solar industries would suffer if the U.S. embraced such a standard.
Working Papers
Aug 26, 2010 NPEC Releases "Asia Drivers of Russian Nuclear Force Structure"
In a major, fresh analysis of the Russian military literature, Dr. Jacob Kipp, former Deputy Director, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, argues that how Russia chooses to cope with the strategic challenges China poses, rather than any developments regarding NATO, the Balkans, or Central Asia, will shape the kinds of theater and strategic military capabilities Russia will develop or agree to restrain.
Working Papers
Jul 26, 2010 National Review Online, "New START: Don't Shake the Tree If the Fruit Ain't Ripe "
In "New START: Don't Shake the Tree If the Fruit Ain't Ripe ," NPEC's executive director, Henry Sokolski, compares previous arms control treaty ratification efforts with New START (see also, New START Trust but Clarify) . In addition, he reiterates that in order to get overwhelming Senate support, the treaty's negotiating record should be released in classified form. This last point was also highlighted in a recent article published by The Christian Science Monitor.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jul 22, 2010 Council on Foreign Relations, "Debating the New START Treaty"
The Council on Foreign Relations has published a debate on the New START Treaty in which NPEC's executive director argues that unless more details from the negotations between U.S. and Russian officials are known, it will remain difficult to determine if New START is beneficial.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jul 19, 2010 National Review Online, "New START: Trust but Clarify"
In a blog posting for the National Review Online, NPEC's executive director argues that critics of the New START treaty need to get on with the business of identifying the key amendments, reservations, understandings, and declarations, if any, they think the Senate should consider while its supporters need to stop pushing for instant ratification and allow access to information that both sides need to understand the treaty's full implications.
Op-Eds & Blogs
Jul 19, 2010 Precision Technologies as Possible Alternatives to Nuclear Weapons
In this study, Steve Lukasik, former director of the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, assesses the potential of emerging, highly precise conventional military technologies to accomplish the missions currently assigned to nuclear weapons.
Working Papers
Jul 18, 2010 Heritage Hosts NPEC Lecture: "Will Obama's Arms Control Agenda Stop with New START?"
NPEC's executive director explains why rushing to ratify the New START Treaty would forgo a critical opportunity to draw the administration out on what America's arms control agenda and strategic weapons policies are and to advise the White House on what they ought to be. The video of this Heritage-hosted lecture can be viewed here. Global Security Newswire covered the event and focused on the obstacles that the U.S. faces in reaching more arms control agreements with Russia.
Audio & Video
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