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    • Report

    Low Numbers: A Practical Path to Deep Nuclear Reductions

    As U.S. policy seeks to create the conditions that would allow for deep reductions in nuclear arsenals, the United States and Russia can undertake a practical approach to their stockpiles to 500 nuclear warheads each and those of other nuclear-armed states to no more than about half that number.

    • Book

    Deterrence During Disarmament: Deep Nuclear Reductions and International Security

    • James M. Acton
    • March 14, 2011
    • International Institute for Strategic Studies

    Although Russia, the United States, and American allies have been loath to downsize their nuclear arsenals, deep reductions would not undermine a nation’s security since arsenal size has little bearing on effectiveness of deterrence.

    • Event

    Life After START: New Challenges, New Opportunities

    • January 27, 2011
    • Washington, D.C.

    The Russian Duma’s likely ratification of New START Agreement this month will open a new debate over the strategic arms threats and emergent arms control opportunities that might be usefully added to the President's current arms control agenda.

    • Q&A

    Defining NATO's Future Role

    The Lisbon NATO summit is a critical event for making the Alliance between Europe and North America fit the security challenges of the twenty-first century.

    • Policy Outlook

    Is NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence Policy a Relic of the Cold War?

    As NATO grapples with the future of its deterrence posture, it faces the contentious question of whether reducing or withdrawing forward-based U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe would unacceptably reduce the security of its member states.

    • Testimony

    Revisiting the Role of Nuclear Weapons

    • James M. Acton
    • August 25, 2010
    • Remarks at 22nd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues

    U.S. nuclear strategy would have to change in order to enable deep reductions in nuclear weapon numbers and U.S. allies have a role in facilitating such a change.

    • Event

    Nuclear Pariahs

    • Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Avner Cohen
    • June 07, 2010
    • Washington, DC

    Sasha Polakow-Suransky and Avner Cohen discuss the history of Israeli-South African nuclear cooperation and the future of Israel's nuclear posture.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    A Chinese Perspective on the Nuclear Posture Review

    • Yunzhu Yao
    • May 06, 2010

    The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review defines China as a partner for international cooperation, but also expresses concerns about the modernization of China's nuclear arsenal, the lack of transparency, and its future intentions.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    The Utility of U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons in NATO: A European Perspective

    • Oliver Schmidt
    • April 27, 2010

    Militarily, the antiquated tactical U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe serve little to no purpose to NATO. But they remain a valuable bargaining chip and a strong symbol of U.S. security assurance to its European allies and partners.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Roma Locuta, Causa Finita? The Nuclear Posture Review and the Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe

    • Lukasz Kulesa
    • April 27, 2010

    The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review offers a number of hints on how Washington might influence the future of NATO's nuclear policy.

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    James M. Acton
    Jessica T. Mathews Chair
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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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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    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Kassenova
    Togzhan Kassenova
    Nonresident Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Kassenova is a nonresident fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
  • expert thumbnail - Kühn
    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).
  • expert thumbnail - Kurokawa
    Tomoko Kurokawa
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Levite
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Bin
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Narang
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Robinson Snowden
    Mareena Robinson Snowden
    Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Mareena Robinson Snowden is a Stanton nuclear security fellow with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • 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
    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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    Fumihiko Yoshida
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Zhao
    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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