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Nuclear Abolition & The Next Arms Race
As the U.S. reduces its nuclear arsenal, what might the next arms race look like? Assuming current nuclear trends continue, the next two decades will test America’s security and that of its closest allies as they never have been tested before. Before 2020, the United Kingdom could find its nuclear forces eclipsed not only by those of Pakistan, but of Israel and of India. Soon thereafter, France may share the same fate. read more
Aug 17, 2017 Tokyo and Washington Have Another Nuclear Problem
NPEC's Executive Director Henry Sokolski and Advisory Board member William Tobey publish a piece in Foreign Policy, "Tokyo and Washington Have Another Nuclear Problem,"  discussing the looming problem of plutonium production in Japan, China, and South Korea. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Mar 22, 2017 The Further Spread of Nuclear Weapons: Why We Should Care (Working Paper 1702)
Augusta Binns-Berkey, a policy analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), explains why the further spread of nuclear proliferation "would pose the most difficult national security problems the United States has seen since the early Cold War" in her NPEC Working Paper entitled "The Further Spread of Nuclear Weapons: Why We Should Care." 
Working Papers & Monographs
Nov 16, 2016 The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Posts NPEC Program Advisor's Analysis "What if nuclear weapons are used?"
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a piece by NPEC's program adivisor Victor Gilinsky on what the consequences might be if nuclear weapons areused. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Sep 06, 2016 The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Posts "Six Nuclear Questions for the Next President" by Henry Sokolski
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists published a piece by NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski that spotlights six NPEC nuclear questions for the presidential candidates. 
Op-Eds & Blogs
Aug 26, 2016 Brian M. Jenkins and John Lauder: The Nuclear Terrorism Threat: How Real Is It? (Working Paper 1602)
NPEC Working Paper 1602, “The Nuclear Terrorism Threat: How Real Is It?” presents two opposed views on the threat of nuclear terrorism. Brian M. Jenkins, a Rand analyst and a leading expert on nuclear terrorism, argues that the threat is overblown. John Lauder,  former director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Nonproliferation Center, argues the opposing case that the threat is growing and we need to be hedging against it now.
Working Papers & Monographs
Mar 28, 2016 Can East Asia Avoid a Nuclear Explosive Arms Race?
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publishes analysis by NPEC's executive director, "Can East Asia avoid a nuclear explosive materials arms race?"
Op-Eds & Blogs
Sep 17, 2015 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' First International Book Review Telecast Showcases Underestimated
Audio & Video
Aug 28, 2015 John Batchelor Show Reviews "Underestimated"
NPEC's Executive Director discusses Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future on the John Batchelor Show. For the full audio of this interview, click here. 
Interviews; Audio & Video
Jul 22, 2015 How We Think About the Iran Deal: Four Basic Views
Interviews; Audio & Video
Jul 14, 2015 Hoover Institution Hosts NPEC Panel on Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future
On July 14, 2015, the Hoover Institution hosted a seminar focusing on two new books on nuclear proliferation. The first was NPEC's latest book, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future. The second book, The War That Must Never Be Fought, was co-edited by George P. Shultz's and James Goodby. A video of the event is available below.
Interviews; Audio & Video
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