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    The Real Problem With a Nuclear Ban Treaty

    • Matthew Harries
    • March 15, 2017

    A world without nuclear weapons would be, in the long term, a better world than today’s. But, with treaty negotiations about to start at the UN, it is time to be blunt about the practical implications of a ban, as opposed to its principled ambitions.

    • Op-Ed

    Can Trump Stop Kim Jong Un?

    North Korea has nuclear weapons, something that won’t change anytime soon. As bad as this is, recognizing that status in a way that paves the road for South Korea to follow suit would be even worse.

    • Atomic Inducements: The Case for “Buying Out” Nuclear Latency

      New tailored incentive packages may be needed to dissuade the development of sensitive nuclear technology by allies and partners of the United States.

      • Banning Nuclear Testing: Lessons From the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Testing Site

        The story of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site demonstrates the tremendous economic, political, human, and environmental costs of nuclear testing and the perils associated with nuclear-weapon programs.

        • Prognosticating Proliferation in Asia

          With the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action diminishing the near-term prospect of an Iranian nuclear bomb, most proliferation prognosticators would likely pick South Korea, Japan, or perhaps Taiwan as the next place that could opt to develop nuclear weapons.

          • Trump’s Silence on Russian Missiles Makes America Less Safe

            Russia presents significant security challenges to the United States and its allies for which the Trump administration has yet to indicate a policy direction, particularly in regard to Russia’s stance on the INF Treaty.

            • TV/Radio Broadcast

            Insight on Timing of Latest Missile Launch by North Korea

            What are the timing implications of North Korea's latest missile test?

            • The Long Demise of the German H-List

              The EU's export control regime is up for review. In 2009 it superseded members' provisions that short-listed some states as likely violators.

              • Russia, NATO, and the INF Treaty

                • Ulrich Kühn, Anna Péczeli
                • February 28, 2017
                • Strategic Studies Quarterly

                Since 2014, the United States has publicly accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. In light of reports that Russia has already deployed a significant number of prohibited missiles, the Trump administration will face the tough decision about whether or not to remain committed to the treaty.

                • Testimony

                China’s Advanced Weapons

                • James M. Acton
                • February 23, 2017
                • U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

                What can be learned about China’s hypersonic boost-glide weapon program from flight tests, and the implications of the program for the security of the United States and our allies.

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                James M. Acton
                Co-director
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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                Shahram Chubin
                Nonresident Senior Fellow
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                Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.
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                Toby Dalton
                Co-director
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.
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                Pierre Goldschmidt
                Nonresident Senior Associate
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Goldschmidt is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.
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                Mark Hibbs
                Senior Fellow
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Hibbs is a Germany-based senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His areas of expertise are nuclear verification and safeguards, multilateral nuclear trade policy, international nuclear cooperation, and nonproliferation arrangements.
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                Togzhan Kassenova
                Fellow
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Kassenova is a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
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                Ulrich Kühn
                Fellow, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
                Ulrich Kühn is a fellow and a Stanton nuclear security fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a fellow with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH).
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                Tomoko Kurokawa
                Nonresident Scholar
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.
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                Ariel (Eli) Levite
                Nonresident Senior Fellow
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
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                Li Bin
                Senior Fellow
                Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program
                Li is a senior fellow working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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                George Perkovich
                Vice President for Studies
                Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.
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                Petr Topychkanov
                Fellow
                Nonproliferation Program
                Moscow Center
                Topychkanov is a fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
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                Sinan Ülgen
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                Carnegie Europe
                Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
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                Tristan Volpe
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                Nuclear Policy Program
                Tristan Volpe is a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he examines the spread and impact of technology in the nuclear age.
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                Jon Wolfsthal
                Nonresident Scholar
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Jon Wolfsthal is a nonresident scholar with the Nuclear Policy Program.
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                Nicholas Wright
                Nonresident Associate
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Wright is a nonresident associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. His research draws on his background in neuroscience to explore political decisionmaking in economics and nuclear security.
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                Fumihiko Yoshida
                Visiting Scholar
                Nuclear Policy Program
                Fumihiko Yoshida is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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                Tong Zhao
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                Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
                Tong Zhao is a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
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