Federica Mogherini gave the opening keynote at the 2017 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference.
Hosted by the Center for Science and Security Studies, King's College London
Hosted by Carnegie's Nuclear Policy Program
What are the most likely scenarios for the first use of nuclear weapons in the next five years on the NATO-Russia periphery, in South Asia, and in Northeast Asia?
How might the proliferation of offensive cyber capabilities be strategically destabilizing? How might these risks be mitigated?
Since the 1990s, the IAEA has increasingly focused on the detection of non-declared activities, including in states without an additional protocol in force. How far should the IAEA go in this regard?
Does “mainstreaming” non-NPT states strengthen or weaken the global nuclear order? Should non-NPT states be invited to join the NSG and similar multilateral arrangements, and if so, on what basis? If not, what incentives exist for non-NPT states to strengthen their nuclear security, safety, and export control practices?
Despite a remarkable track record of success, articles I and II of the NPT do not explicitly demarcate the boundary between peaceful and military uses. Has this omission been a problem? Is it possible to demarcate that boundary more clearly? Might new technologies, such as additive manufacturing, further blur it?
Countries planning to build their first nuclear power reactors face the challenge of developing domestic regulatory regimes for nuclear security and nonproliferation. What measures should nuclear newcomers take to mitigate nuclear security and proliferation risks?
Cross-border terrorism and low-intensity conflict between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control in Kashmir continue to create the risk of a crisis. While warfare in South Asia that could escalate to nuclear use is obviously risky, is making peace between India and Pakistan also too risky for political leaders?
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action represented the most consequential development in nuclear diplomacy in decades. While its implementation has proceeded smoothly to date, its future is uncertain.
Hosted by Alexandra Bell and Heather Williams
Hosted by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Forecasting the future is a notoriously difficult but necessary part of policymaking. Using our conference app, this session will harness both expert judgement and the wisdom of crowds to gather opinions in real time about the global nuclear future.
The Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award recognizes exceptional creativity, integrity, humanity, and amity—four qualities embodied by Thérèse Delpech, a long-time strategic adviser to the French Atomic Energy Commission, an author, and a distinguished public intellectual.
Are there any credible diplomatic approaches to containing North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs? Should the United States pursue a peace treaty with North Korea in return for denuclearization as part of a grand bargain? Would a more limited approach—such as a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests in exchange for aid—be achievable?
What restrictions on trade are reasonable for technology holders to impose? Are existing national and multilateral export control policies too restrictive? Can suppliers and recipients cooperate to enable fuller nuclear exchange in ways that do not exacerbate proliferation risks?
A rapidly changing world continues to challenge existing notions of nuclear deterrence. Newly exacerbated territorial disputes are increasing geopolitical tensions involving nuclear-armed powers and their allies, as well as sparking new debate about the role of nuclear weapons in preventing these tensions from spilling over into war.
Two different approaches for pursuing nuclear disarmament are being advanced. A step-by-step approach has historically received broad support, but some non-nuclear-weapon states are increasingly unsatisfied with what they view as a lack of progress. Some of these states see a legal prohibition on nuclear weapons— s an increasingly necessary step to break the logjam.
Through this new young professionals track, Carnegie hopes to facilitate opportunities for attendees who are graduate students or have less than five years of professional experience to network with peers and senior experts in the field, and to enrich their conference experience through smaller and more targeted events. If this is of interest to you, be sure to check the box for “Young Professionals Track” when registering for the conference!