Nuclear Weapons

 
  • Op-Ed
    Bibipalooza Is a Dangerous Distraction
    David Rothkopf March 2, 2015 Foreign Policy

    Obama needs to refocus the discussion on America’s larger Middle East strategy.

     
  • Testimony
    Regional Nuclear Dynamics
    George Perkovich February 25, 2015 Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee

    The most immediately pressing objective of U.S. policy should be to apply vigorous, creative diplomatic and political energy to prevent another crisis between India and Pakistan, and if one cannot be prevented, to manage it with minimal escalation.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey’s Interests and Tanideh
    Mark Hibbs February 23, 2015

    Turkey has figured in a recent case where nonproliferation interests and perceived strategic interests collided.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Tracking India’s Imported Uranium
    Mark Hibbs February 6, 2015 Diplomat

    If uranium supplier states are deterred from accounting for their uranium in India, that would inform all NPT parties that have pledged to renounce nuclear weapons that it doesn’t matter whether nuclear goods, sold on condition that they will be used peacefully, might be used to make deadly arms.

     
  • Article
    China and the Iranian Nuclear Negotiations
    Tong Zhao February 3, 2015 中文

    As negotiations with Iran continue, many of Beijing’s strategic interests align with those of Washington, providing China a chance to contribute to an important precedent for nonproliferation.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Obama’s Pivot to Iran
    David Rothkopf January 29, 2015 Foreign Policy

    President Obama’s big legacy could be seen as empowering Tehran.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Looking Beyond the Interim Deal
    Ariel (Eli) Levite January 27, 2015 Arms Control Today

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues to procrastinate because he hopes to tactically leverage U.S. President Barack Obama’s eagerness for a deal into even better terms.

     
  • ROK-U.S. Civil Nuclear and Nonproliferation Collaboration in Third Countries
    Duyeon Kim, Fred McGoldrick, Robert Einhorn, James Tyson January 22, 2015 Brookings Institution

    The projected growth in the use of nuclear power worldwide creates new opportunities for deepening and expanding existing U.S.-South Korean collaboration to promote the civil uses of nuclear energy in third countries. This expansion can build on the cooperation that is already taking place.

     
  • Op-Ed
    South Korea’s Search for Nuclear Sovereignty
    Toby Dalton, Alexandra Francis January 22, 2015 Asia Policy

    The narrow technical disagreements stalling the renegotiation of the U.S.–South Korea nuclear cooperation agreement mask a far larger and more complicated set of issues and interests that challenge both the future of bilateral nuclear cooperation and the nonproliferation regime.

     
  • Criteria for the Assessment of Undeclared Nuclear Weapons Development
    Ariel (Eli) Levite December 31, 2014 The Limits of Secure Nuclear Tolerance, Moscow, National Institute of Corporate Reform

    The realization that nuclear technology is, at its core, dual-use in nature occurred early on in the nuclear age, and it has been fundamental to every effort to harness the positive potential widely believed to be inherent in nuclear technology, while minimizing its risks.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Can Iran Sell a Nuclear Deal Domestically?
    James M. Acton March 2, 2015 Bloomberg News

    The big unknown at this point in the negotiations is how much Iran is willing to concede in its enrichment program in order to get sanctions relief. While Iran wishes to remove all sanctions immediately, the United States and its allies would like to see the sanctions removed gradually.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Bibipalooza Is a Dangerous Distraction
    David Rothkopf March 2, 2015 Foreign Policy

    Obama needs to refocus the discussion on America’s larger Middle East strategy.

     
  • Testimony
    Regional Nuclear Dynamics
    George Perkovich February 25, 2015 Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee

    The most immediately pressing objective of U.S. policy should be to apply vigorous, creative diplomatic and political energy to prevent another crisis between India and Pakistan, and if one cannot be prevented, to manage it with minimal escalation.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kim Jong Deng: Why North Korea Is Choosing Market Reforms
    Andrei Lankov February 25, 2015 Русский

    Due to his age, young Kim Jong-un cannot afford to rule the way his aged father did. The old system will not guarantee him another 40—50 years in power. Therefore, he is forced to change it, however risky these changes might be.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey’s Interests and Tanideh
    Mark Hibbs February 23, 2015

    Turkey has figured in a recent case where nonproliferation interests and perceived strategic interests collided.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What To Expect, As United States And Iran Resume Nuclear Talks
    Karim Sadjadpour February 20, 2015 WBUR Here and Now

    Failed talks on Iran’s nuclear program could lead to a managed irresolution, where the two sides fail to meet in the same place but also recognize that it is in the best interests of both parties to have the talks keep going.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russo-Turkish and Russo-Indian Nuclear Cooperation: A Template for the Future?
    Petr Topychkanov February 20, 2015 Русский

    Though largely overlooked by international media, Russia has signed several significant nuclear energy agreements over the last several months. These agreements give Russia an opportunity to develop nuclear cooperation with India, Turkey, and Iran, as well as Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, where Russia plans to build nuclear plants too.

     
  • Event
    Confidence-Building and Maritime Strategic Stability in the Asia-Pacific
    Tong Zhao, Linton Brooks, Philipp Bleek, Gu Guoliang, Hu Yumin, Fan Gaoyue, Fan Jishe, Han Hua February 11, 2015 Beijing

    With China developing sea-based nuclear missiles and the United States bolstering its antisubmarine capabilities, the region needs confidence-building measures to enhance strategic stability.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons, Words Are Deeds
    Alexei Arbatov February 9, 2015 Русский

    Those fearing a repeat of the Cold War should understand that the current situation may be worse than the Cold War in some respects.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Tracking India’s Imported Uranium
    Mark Hibbs February 6, 2015 Diplomat

    If uranium supplier states are deterred from accounting for their uranium in India, that would inform all NPT parties that have pledged to renounce nuclear weapons that it doesn’t matter whether nuclear goods, sold on condition that they will be used peacefully, might be used to make deadly arms.

     

Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program

Carnegie Experts on Nuclear Weapons

  • Mario Abou Zeid
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Abou Zeid is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

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  • James M. Acton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Alagappa, a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.

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  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    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 research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.

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  • Vladimir Dvorkin
    Distinguished Military Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a distinguished military fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center

    Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

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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 Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Hibbs is a Berlin-based senior associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. Before joining Carnegie, for over twenty years he was an editor and correspondent for nuclear energy publications, including Nucleonics Week and NuclearFuel, published by the Platts division of the McGraw-Hill Companies.

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  • Togzhan Kassenova
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kassenova is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.

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  • Duyeon Kim
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Asia Program

    Kim is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and Asia.

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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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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    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 Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program

    Li is a senior associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Distinguished Fellow

    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

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  • C. Raja Mohan
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Mohan is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his research focuses on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • Karim Sadjadpour
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Sadjadpour, a leading researcher on Iran, has conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian officials and hundreds with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.

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  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Michael Swaine
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Swaine is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.

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  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.

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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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  • Tong Zhao
    Associate
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tong Zhao is an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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