Nuclear Weapons

    • A Call to Arms: Kim Jong Un and the Tactical Bomb

      Does Kim Jong Un intend to deploy tactical nuclear weapons? If so, how might these weapons manifest in the country's existing nuclear forces and what challenges may arise for the United States and South Korea?

      • Op-Ed

      A Freeze for Freeze Redux on the Korean Peninsula

      Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula is stalled again. One option worth exploring is a trilateral cessation of missile testing and military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, essentially a “freeze for freeze” redux.

      • Quick Take

      Why North Korea’s New Cruise Missile Matters

      North Korea’s newest cruise missile test shows its nuclear capabilities are growing. Here’s what policymakers from the United States and elsewhere should do now to set up future negotiators for success.

      • Op-Ed

      China's nuclear build-up: The great distraction

      We must keep a sharp eye on China’s nuclear deployments. But we have a long head start on them and can ensure that they do not surprise us in the nuclear space. If we fail to stay focused, we may find one day that they have achieved strategic superiority with entirely new military systems that we can neither defend against nor match.

      • Commentary

      Deciphering Iran’s Nuclear Strategy

      The IAEA director general and U.S. secretary of state have recently voiced heightened concerns over the direction of Iran’s nuclear program and frustrations with the lack of diplomatic progress. Yet these developments are entirely predictable for those who closely study the logic behind Iran’s nuclear ambitions and patterns of behavior.

      • Looking Beyond Iran to the Persian Gulf

        Germany and Europe should not focus solely on the Iran nuclear file. Instead, they should develop a coherent and comprehensive approach to regional security that includes securing maritime routes and investing in environmental cooperation.

        • Op-Ed

        North Korea and the Proof of Nuclear Adherence

        Although the administration does not use the phrase “arms control” in describing its North Korea policy, achieving any “practical progress” would require limiting the quantitative growth and qualitative improvement of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.

        • Commentary

        What’s Driving China’s Nuclear Buildup?

        Satellite data has revealed the construction of new nuclear missile silos in Gansu and Xinjiang in western China. How U.S. and Chinese experts interpret the buildup and the motivations behind it could greatly reshape their security relationship.

        • TV/Radio Broadcast

        The Future of Arms Control, With Rose Gottemoeller

        A discussion on the efforts to regulate, if not eliminate, nuclear weapons.

        • TV/Radio Broadcast

        Future Strategy Forum: Emerging Technologies and Nuclear Weapons

        Cyber security must be at the forefront and the U.S. must be on the leading edge of providing for security for our cyber networks.

      Carnegie Experts on
      Nuclear Weapons

      • expert thumbnail - Acton
        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 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Adebahr
        Cornelius Adebahr
        Nonresident Fellow
        Carnegie Europe
        Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on foreign and security policy, in particular regarding Iran and the Persian Gulf, on European and transatlantic affairs, and on citizens’ engagement.
      • expert thumbnail - Al-Saif
        Bader Al-Saif
        Nonresident Fellow
        Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
        Bader Mousa Al-Saif is a nonresident fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research focuses on the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.
      • expert thumbnail - Arbatov
        Alexey Arbatov
        Alexey Arbatov is the head of the Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Dalton
        Toby Dalton
        Co-director and Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Dalton is the co-director and a senior fellow 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.
      • expert thumbnail - DiMaggio
        Suzanne DiMaggio
        Senior Fellow
        Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
        Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia, especially Iran and North Korea.
      • expert thumbnail - Dvorkin
        Vladimir Dvorkin
        Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a chief researcher at the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Gabuev
        Alexander Gabuev
        Senior Fellow and Chair
        Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
        Carnegie Moscow Center
        Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
      • expert thumbnail - Gottemoeller
        Rose Gottemoeller
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Rose Gottemoeller is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. She also serves as the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
      • expert thumbnail - Hibbs
        Mark Hibbs
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Hibbs is a Germany-based nonresident 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 - Kozhanov
        Nikolay Kozhanov
        Former nonresident scholar
        Foreign and Security Policy Program
        Moscow Center
        Kozhanov is a former nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center and a contributing expert to the Moscow-based Institute of the Middle East.
      • expert thumbnail - Kühn
        Ulrich Kühn
        Nonresident Scholar
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Ulrich Kühn is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the head of the arms control and emerging technologies program at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
      • expert thumbnail - Lee
        Chung Min Lee
        Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Chung Min Lee is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Asia Program. He is an expert on Korean and Northeast Asian security, defense, intelligence, and crisis management.
      • expert thumbnail - Lehne
        Stefan Lehne
        Visiting Scholar
        Carnegie Europe
        Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.
      • expert thumbnail - Levite
        Ariel (Eli) Levite
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Cyber Policy Initiative
        Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
      • expert thumbnail - MacDonald
        Thomas MacDonald
        Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Thomas MacDonald is a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Mathews
        Jessica Tuchman Mathews
        Distinguished Fellow
        Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.
      • 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 - Panda
        Ankit Panda
        Stanton Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow 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 - Sadjadpour
        Karim Sadjadpour
        Senior Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East.
      • expert thumbnail - Schoff
        James L. Schoff
        Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        James L. Schoff is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and regional engagement, Japanese technology innovation, and regional trade and security dynamics.
      • expert thumbnail - Tellis
        Ashley J. Tellis
        Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
        Ashley J. Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
      • expert thumbnail - Trenin
        Dmitri Trenin
        Director
        Carnegie Moscow Center
        Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
      • 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 - Wehrey
        Frederic Wehrey
        Senior Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research deals with armed conflict, security sector governance, and U.S. policy, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
      • 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
        Senior Fellow
        Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Tong Zhao is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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