CNS Papers

Papers by CNS analysts on a wide variety of nonproliferation topics, frequently in collaboration with other organizations.
 

CNS Papers

2014

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New Media Solutions in Nonproliferation and Arms Control: Opportunities and Challenges

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Trillion Dollar Nuclear Triad: US Strategic Modernization over the Next Thirty Years

2013

View Paper [Image: Cover ] Stories of the Soviet Anti-Plague System
View Paper [Image: 2013 CNS NPT Monitoring Report - Disarmament ] Implementation of the 2010 NPT Action Plan: Disarmament, 2013 Monitoring Report
View Paper [Image: Ugly Truths: Saddam Hussein and Other Insiders on Iraq's Covert Bioweapons Program ] Ugly Truths: Saddam Hussein and Other Insiders on Iraq's Covert Bioweapons Program
Occasional Paper #17
View Paper [Image: The Bigger Picture: Rethinking Spent Fuel Management in South Korea ] The Bigger Picture: Rethinking Spent Fuel Management in South Korea
Occasional Paper #16

2012

View Paper [Image: Paper Cover ] 2012 Conference on a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: Prospects, Challenges, and Opportunities [PDF]
This CNS special roundtable report discusses the conference in Helsinki, Finland, and takes a long-term view of the future of arms control in the region in light of the Arab uprisings.
View Paper [Image: Paper Cover ] U.S.-Russian Partnership for Advancing a Nuclear Security Agenda [PDF]
View Paper [Image: Paper Cover ] Prospects for Nuclear Security Partnership in Southeast Asia [PDF]
View Paper [Image: Report Cover ] CNS NPT Monitoring Report - Disarmament [PDF]
As NPT state parties prepare to meet in Vienna, CNS presents a comprehensive review of implementation of the 2010 NPT Action Plan's Nuclear Disarmament section.

2010

View Paper [Image: Proliferation Complexity: The Intersection of Policy, Operations, Media, Intelligence, and Science] Delegitimizing Nuclear Weapons: Examining the Validity of Nuclear Deterrence [PDF]
In association with the Swiss Confederation. May 2010.
View Paper [Image: Reducing TNW cover] Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Moving Forward? [PDF]
This update to a December 2009 report examines the attitudes toward these weapons in the U.S., Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia. It also considers the possible impact of the 2010 Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference and NATO Strategic Concept on the issue.
View Paper [Image: Proliferation Complexity: The Intersection of Policy, Operations, Media, Intelligence, and Science] Proliferation Complexity: The Intersection of Policy, Operations, Media, Intelligence, and Science [PDF]
Sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (DTRA-ASCO) in cooperation with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

2009

View Paper [Image: Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe] Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe
The advent of the Obama administration and the president's commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons have encouraged some U.S. allies in Europe to suggest that it is time to remove U.S. nonstrategic nuclear weapons based on their territory. New military doctrines being drafted in Moscow and Washington may alter the roles that these weapons play in each country's nuclear strategy. The revitalized U.S.-Russian dialogue on reducing strategic arsenals has also led to calls for tackling the two countries' nonstrategic nuclear weapons arsenals.
View Paper [Image: Cover] Four Emerging Issues in Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation: Opportunities for German Leadership
A major study by CNS addresses four emerging issues in arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation where Germany can contribute significantly.
View Occasional Paper #15  [Image: OP#15 Cover] Engaging China and Russia on Nuclear Disarmament
Cristina Hansell and William C. Potter, Editors
Occasional Paper #15
Analyzing the prevailing perspectives, bureaucratic players, & politics and providing recommendations on how to engage Beijing and Moscow on "the road to zero."
Nuclear Challenges and Policy Options for the Next U.S. Administration [PDF]
Papers by participants of the Monterey Nonproliferation Strategy Group meeting on August 20-21, 2008.

2008

Trafficking Networks for Chemical Weapons Precursors: Lessons from the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s
New information on the illicit sale of chemical-weapons materials to Iran and Iraq during the 1980s sheds light on how international trafficking networks operate and suggests some practical steps for countering them.
The Soviet Anti-Plague System
by Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, Alexander Melikishvili, and Raymond A. Zilinskas

2007

Beijing on Biohazards: Chinese Experts on Bioweapons Nonproliferation Issues [PDF]
by Amy E. Smithson

2003

New Challenges in Missile Proliferation, Missile Defense, and Space Security
Continuing a collaboration between the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies at the University of Southampton.
Commercial Radioactive Sources: Surveying the Security Risks
Focuses on the security of commercial radioactive sources, the sources that represent a significant category of radioactive materials that are widely used throughout the world for beneficial applications in medicine and industry, and—until recently—have not been considered high security risks.

2002

Future Security in Space: Commercial, Military, and Arms Control Trade-Offs
Identifying areas of common ground in the field of future space activity.
A collaboration between the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies at the University of Southampton.
The 1971 Smallpox Epidemic in Aralsk, Kazakhstan, and the Soviet Biological Warfare Program
The first authoritative English translation of an official Soviet report describing a previously unknown outbreak of smallpox in 1971 in the city of Aralsk, Kazakhstan, then located on the northern shore of the Aral Sea.
After 9/11: Preventing Mass-Destruction Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation
A collection of papers examining the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, and analyzing U.S. and international responses to 9/11. They also propose measures to avert terrorism and to reduce mass-destruction threats to U.S. and international security.

2001

Missile Proliferation and Defences: Problems and Prospects
This series of papers on missile proliferation and possible responses continue a collaboration between the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies at the University of Southampton. Occasional Paper #7 focuses on international and unilateral control mechanisms, regional perspectives, and implications for space.
WMD Threats 2001: Critical Choices for the Bush Administration
Offering pragmatic guidance for the Bush administration on key nonproliferation issues regarding U.S. foreign relations, nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism, and organizing the U.S. government. It outlines measures to help defend the United States and construct a safer world.
International Perspectives on Missile Proliferation and Defenses
The first of a new Occasional Paper series devoted to the topic of ballistic missile proliferation. The focus of this series reflects the concern of both centers that the spread of ballistic missiles constitutes one of the most serious and complex nonproliferation challenges today.

2000

Proliferation Challenges and Nonproliferation Opportunities for New Administrations

1999

Nonproliferation Regimes At Risk
A History of Ballistic Missile Development in the DPRK
Former Soviet Biological Weapons Facilities in Kazakhstan: Past, Present, and Future
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