For over 30 years, experts, officials, executives, journalists, and students from across the globe have come together to debate—and explore solutions for—the most pressing challenges in nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, disarmament, deterrence, energy, and security at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference.
South Koreans go to the polls on March 9 to elect a new president. Facing a growing nuclear threat from North Korea, an increasingly assertive China, and questions about South Korea’s alliances in the region, what direction will the next president take South Korea’s national security policy?
China is dramatically enhancing its nuclear arsenal and military capabilities. Practitioners in the United States, Japan and elsewhere increasingly wonder what could motivate Chinese leaders to explore arms control as a way to mitigate the costs and instabilities of arms racing and potential conflict.
Kazakhstan stands as an important case study of nuclear reversal. Yet most accounts of this case merely highlight the return of the nuclear weapons left on Kazakh territory to Russia. Left out are the human dimensions of this story. In Atomic Steppe,Toghzan Kassenova artfully weaves together first-hand accounts and archival data into a rich accounting of a tumultuous period.
The question of how nuclear aspirants attempt to acquire the bomb has received far less attention but is in many ways more consequential for international peace and security. What strategies have states employed to develop nuclear weapons? And what are the implications of these strategies for proliferation and conflict dynamics?
Tensions between the great powers are rising. A three-way arms race between China, Russia, and the United States is underway. Should a conventional conflict with either Russia or China occur, it could escalate into a nuclear war. Beijing, Moscow, and Washington all say they want to mitigate these dangers through arms control—but is there a practical way forward?
Join the Carnegie Endowment for a special conversation featuring Rose Gottemoeller, Stephen J. Hadley, and Tino Cuéllar on U.S. missile defense policy and arms control.
Please join us for a special event with Michael Krepon on the future arms control from his recently published book, Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace. He will be joined in conversation by Beenish Pervaiz and Debak Das and Toby Dalton will moderate.
Carnegie scholars and international technical experts, with the support of the Korea Foundation, have articulated a range of approaches in a recent report. Even if ideal verification conditions are not realized in the short-term, these approaches can help build trust and contribute to risk reduction.
How can we prevent great power competition from escalating into open military conflict?This event will present and discuss principles and policy recommendations for the future of great power competition and strategic stability.