Release: Experts Publish Handbook on How Emerging Technologies Increase the Risk of Miscalculation, Misinterpretation and Escalation in Nuclear Weapons Decisions

In the next crisis between nuclear-armed states, national decision-makers may confront a much denser fog of war, an increased pressure to act, and a grave lack of understanding about the features of their operating environment—to name just a few of the changes on the horizon—due to a suite of emerging and disruptive technologies including social media, deep fakes, cyber weapons, drones, satellites, machine learning, autonomous systems, hypersonic weapons, and quantum computing.

Critical Steps in Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review

By Christine Parthemore President Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) will be released soon. When it is, it will make several policy changes that should greatly benefit U.S. security and international leadership. One is that the NPR will reportedly declare that…

CSR Receives Major Grant to Address the Rising Risks of Nuclear Conflict

Part of the impetus to launch the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) was our concern that catastrophic risks were rising. The global security environment is experiencing monumental strains, including from the weakening of long-held norms, clear violations of the rules-based…

BRIEFER: The Benefits of Further Declarations of Restraint from the Use of Nuclear Weapons

By Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE An important component of reducing risk among nuclear-armed states is greater understanding of others’ policies, plans, and intentions regarding their arsenals. Such understanding serves to reduce significantly the risk of misunderstanding and miscalculation…

Toward a Modernized Nuclear Triad: Dangerously Expensive or Vital to Deterrence?

U.S. global strike command tests ICBM, bomber capabilities - the nuclear missile leg of the nuclear missile triad (Feb 25, 2015) By Natasha Bajema In a stunning series of revelations, researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and…

The Biden-Putin Summit: Pivoting in the Right Nuclear Direction

Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United States of America Joseph Biden in Geneva, on 16 June 2021. By Christine Parthemore The first in-person summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded…