Nuclear Weapons

    • Undermining JCPOA Not in Best Interest of Any Party

      One year has passed since Iran and the P5+1 group reached an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program known as the JCPOA, an agreement which put an end to more than a decade of tension over Iran’s nuclear program and turned into an important model for peaceful resolution of a difference.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      The Iran Nuclear Deal One Year Later

      While the nuclear accord with Iran has curbed their nuclear program, the West’s relationship with Iran remains challenging.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      RIMPAC 2016 and THAAD Deployment Tension

      An advanced missile defense system, commonly called THAAD, is heading to South Korea, to counter threats from the DPRK. Neighboring China opposes the system.

      • Op-Ed

      India’s Quest for NSG Membership

      • Mark Hibbs
      • July 08, 2016
      • Nuclear Intelligence Weekly

      For India, challenges remain six years after a road map for NSG membership initially emerged.

      • Article

      A Realistic Approach Toward a Middle East Free of WMD

      Incremental practical steps and confidence-building measures offer the best hope for progress toward the creation of a weapons of mass destruction–free zone in the Middle East.

      • Regional Insight

      China’s Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent

      China has a choice to make to ensure that its sea-based nuclear capability can be a helpful addition to its existing nuclear deterrent without destabilizing regional security.

      • Regional Insight

      China’s Perceptions of India as a Nuclear Weapons Power

      Given the substantial tensions concerning the unresolved Sino-Indian border issue, China’s perception of India as a nuclear weapons power is important not only for the future evolution of the international nuclear regime but also for the ongoing Sino-Indian security situation.

      • Regional Insight

      India’s Nuclear Force Structure 2025

      • Gurmeet Kanwal
      • June 30, 2016

      India’s nuclear deterrence policy should work in parallel along twin tracks: continuing to enhance the quality of India’s nuclear deterrence while simultaneously working to achieve total nuclear disarmament in the shortest possible time frame.

      • Regional Insight

      India’s Nuclear Doctrine Debate

      • Rajesh Rajagopalan
      • June 30, 2016

      Though there continue to be significant disagreements within the Indian strategic community about many elements of nuclear doctrine, the debate no longer produces new ideas about how to deal with the most pressing dilemma that New Delhi faces: countering Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons.

      • Regional Insight

      India’s Evolving Civil-Military Institutions in an Operational Nuclear Context

      • Gaurav Kampani
      • June 30, 2016

      Unless India’s conventional and nuclear commands closely coordinate their operations planning, an Indian nuclear response threatens either to be unsuccessful or to escalate out of control.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Nuclear Weapons

    • expert thumbnail - Acton
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Adebahr
      Cornelius Adebahr
      Nonresident Associate
      Europe Program
      Adebahr is a nonresident associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Alagappa
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Arbatov
      Alexey 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.
    • expert thumbnail - Cammack
      Perry Cammack
      Associate
      Middle East Program
      Perry Cammack is an associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Chubin
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Dalton
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Dvorkin
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Gabuev
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Goldschmidt
      Pierre Goldschmidt
      Nonresident Senior Associate
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Goldschmidt is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.
    • expert thumbnail - Hibbs
      Mark Hibbs
      Senior Associate
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Hibbs is a Germany-based senior associate 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.
    • expert thumbnail - Kassenova
      Togzhan Kassenova
      Associate
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Kassenova is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
    • expert thumbnail - Kurokawa
      Tomoko Kurokawa
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Lee
      Chung Min Lee
      Nonresident Senior Associate
      Chung Min Lee is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Asia Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Lehne
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Levite
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Bin
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Mansour
      Renad Mansour
      El-Erian Fellow
      Middle East Center
      Mansour is an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.
    • expert thumbnail - Mathews
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Mohan
      C. Raja Mohan
      Director
      Carnegie India
      A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
    • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
      George Perkovich
      Vice President for Studies
      Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.
    • expert thumbnail - Ryu
      Rexon Ryu
      Senior Adviser
      Ryu is senior adviser at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation.
    • expert thumbnail - Sadjadpour
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Schoff
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Schulte
      Paul Schulte
      Nonresident Senior Associate
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.
    • expert thumbnail - Swaine
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Tellis
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
      Petr Topychkanov
      Associate
      Nonproliferation Program
      Moscow Center
      Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
    • expert thumbnail - Trenin
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
      Sinan Ülgen
      Visiting Scholar
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Volpe
      Tristan Volpe
      Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Tristan Volpe is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on the use of nuclear technology as a bargaining chip in world politics.
    • expert thumbnail - Wehrey
      Frederic Wehrey
      Senior Associate
      Middle East Program
      Wehrey’s research focuses on security affairs, civil-military relations, and identity politics in North Africa and the Gulf.
    • expert thumbnail - Wright
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Yoshida
      Fumihiko Yoshida
      Visiting Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Fumihiko Yoshida is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Zhao
      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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