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    • Policy Outlook

    The Obama Nuclear Agenda One Year After Prague

    President Obama should assess whether any other leaders of major countries are seriously prepared to pursue a nuclear-weapon-free world. If some are, he should invite them to join him in detailing a ten-year action plan to minimize the dangers posed by fissile materials and maximize the potential of peaceful nuclear energy.

    • Op-Ed

    Nuclear Weapons as Valuable Sources of Deterrence and Stability, Versus the Risks of Nuclear Annihilation

    World government need not be invoked in considerations of abolishing nuclear weapons. Instead, nuclear abolition can be a realistic organizing principle of states seeking to balance and order their relations in ways that remove the threats of mass destruction.

    • Op-Ed

    Nonproliferation's Contribution

    More than ever, preventing nuclear weapons proliferation requires cooperation among the United States, Russia, and China, plus emerging powers. To achieve this cooperation, measures must be crafted to uphold the bargain between disarmament and nonproliferation.

    • Op-Ed

    U.S.-Russia Balancing Act

    While Russian leaders support the idea of a world free of nuclear weapons in theory, the Russian security community is still committed to the principle of nuclear deterrence.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Stop the START Scare

    • Kimberly Misher, Brian Radzinsky
    • February 18, 2010

    Opponents of the START follow-on agreement are employing scare tactics to impede Senate ratification of the treaty at the long-term risk of imperiling national security.

    • Policy Outlook

    Nuclear Weapons in Germany: Broaden and Deepen the Debate

    Recent arguments against a withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons from Germany are based on anachronistic perceptions regarding NATO’s nuclear weapons capacity, but bring up important points concerning broader implications for nuclear disarmament.

    • Op-Ed

    START is Key to Reducing the Nuclear Threat

    A treaty to replace the expired START agreement is an essential step not only toward global nuclear disarmament, but also toward managing the risks associated with Russia's nuclear arsenal, which still poses the single greatest existential threat to the United States.

    • Event

    Eliminating Nuclear Threats – A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers

    The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament recommends practical policymaking options designed to galvanize action by governments to achieve progress on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, including positive outcomes at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

    • Verifying Zero: Long-Term Aims, Short-Term Steps

      Nuclear-armed states and non-nuclear-weapon states alike can and should work together in the short term to overcome the technical challenges of verifying disarmament and help advance the longer-term goal of abolishing nuclear weapons.

      • Proliferation Analysis

      Don't Stop with START

      • Daryl G. Kimball
      • December 03, 2009

      The best way to begin accounting for and reducing obsolete U.S. and Russian battlefield nukes is to finalize the new START agreement and, as the Obama administration has suggested, begin a new and more comprehensive round of talks early next year to arrive at limits on all types of U.S. and Russian nuclear forces.

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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
      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 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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      Se Young Jang
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Se Young Jang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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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
      Nonresident Scholar
      Ulrich Kühn is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a senior research associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
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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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      Vipin Narang
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Vipin Narang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      George Perkovich
      Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
      Vice President for Studies
      Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
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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
      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.
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      Tristan Volpe
      Nonresident Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
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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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      Fumihiko Yoshida
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Tong Zhao
      Fellow
      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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