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    • Paper

    India’s Nuclear Options and Escalation Dominance

    The growing prominence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan’s national security strategy casts a shadow of nuclear use over any potential military strategy India might consider to strike this balance. However, augmenting its nuclear options with tactical nuclear weapons is unlikely to bolster Indian deterrence in convincing ways.

    • Article

    South Korea Debates Nuclear Options

    • Toby Dalton, Byun Sunggee, Lee Sang Tae
    • April 27, 2016

    North Korea’s nuclear test led some South Koreans to renew calls for a nuclear option. Interpreting Seoul’s signals will be challenging for U.S. policymakers.

    • Fuzzy Math on Indian Nuclear Weapons

      How many nuclear weapons can India create from its current fissile material stockpile?

      • Op-Ed

      A Firewalled Nuke Fund Is Bad Budgeting and Bad Planning

      Creating a separate fund to protect service budgets from the costs of modernizing strategic nuclear weapons not only cheats the American taxpayer but also fuels an unnecessarily large arsenal stuffed with weapons the United States does not need to remain safe.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      On Progress In Nuclear Security

      The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit highlighted some major successes in nuclear security, but also some of the serious challenges that still must be overcome.

      • Op-Ed

      Chinese Thinking On Nuclear Weapons

      • Li Bin
      • December 17, 2015
      • Arms Control Association

      Some aspects of Chinese nuclear policy have undergone significant changes in recent years. The most obvious changes are in transparency and nonproliferation.

      • The Wisdom of a Grand Nuclear Bargain With Pakistan

        • Toby Dalton, Sameer Lalwani, Gaurav Kampani
        • December 14, 2015
        • Atlantic Council Discussion

        Policy options for a potential grand nuclear bargain between the U.S. and Pakistan remain a contested topic of discourse with serious implications for regional cooperation and security.

        • Event

        India’s Evolving Nuclear Force and Doctrine

        • Frank O’Donnell, Yogesh Joshi, George Perkovich
        • July 08, 2015
        • Washington, D.C.

        India’s nuclear force is evolving rapidly, but its nuclear doctrine has not been updated since 2003. What is the future direction of India’s nuclear force and doctrine?

        • Event

        Chinese Thinking on Nuclear Weapons

        • Xu Weidi, Wu Riqiang, Li Bin
        • May 11, 2015
        • Washington, DC

        Chinese thinking on nuclear weapons issues can be difficult to discern. What are Chinese views on the role of nuclear weapons?

        • Event

        2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

        • March 24, 2015
        • Washington, DC

        The 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference brought together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, deterrence, and nuclear energy.

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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.
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        Togzhan Kassenova
        Nonresident Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Kassenova is a nonresident 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.
      • 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.
      • expert thumbnail - Yoshida
        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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