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.
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.
How many nuclear weapons can India create from its current fissile material stockpile?
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.
The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit highlighted some major successes in nuclear security, but also some of the serious challenges that still must be overcome.
Some aspects of Chinese nuclear policy have undergone significant changes in recent years. The most obvious changes are in transparency and nonproliferation.
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.
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?
Chinese thinking on nuclear weapons issues can be difficult to discern. What are Chinese views on the role of nuclear weapons?
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.