On the Verge – Sole Purpose Nuclear Doctrine (004)

In this episode, Natasha Bajema, Director of the Converging Risks Lab at the Council on Strategic Risks, interviews Andy Weber and John Gower about their proposal for a sole purpose nuclear doctrine. The Honorable Andy Weber is a Senior Fellow…

On the Verge – Pakistan and Climate Security (003)

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty speaks with South Asia experts (and participants in CSR’s Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs) Elizabeth Threlkeld of the Stimson Center and Neil Bhatiya of the Center for a New American Security. They discuss nuclear weapons, climate security issues, the…

BRIEFER: Russia Signed on to Extend New START. What’s Next for Nuclear Arms Control?

By Natasha Bajema and Christine Parthemore  As one of his early actions as President, Joe Biden pushed for a five-year extension of the U.S.-Russia New START Treaty. On Friday, Russian President Putin signed a law committing his nation to this…

A Nuclear Policy Tapestry: From a Code of Responsibility to Greater Stability

Location of Navy and Soviet ships during the Cuban Missile Crisis By Rear Admiral John Gower Concept #2: National Nuclear Decision Protocols: Building on the Code of Responsibility that I and CSR colleagues set forth in previous work, a clear…

Nuclear Weapon Sole Purpose: The Strongest Future for U.S. National Security and Global Stability

By the Hon Andrew Weber and Rear Admiral John Gower Concept #1: Nuclear Weapon Sole Purpose: Days before President Trump was sworn in, retired Vice President and now President-Elect Joe Biden Jr, gave a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for…

If Biden Reviews Nuclear Weapons Plans, Focus on New & Low-Yield Weapons

By Christine Parthemore Over the past week, there has been a flurry of news reporting that President-elect Biden will likely review U.S. nuclear weapons programs with the aim of reducing some of the excess of current plans. Articles consistently start…

Nuclear Weapons & US Alliances in the Next Administration

The author Christine Parthemore, Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE and the Hon. Andy Weber of CSR, and others, are pictured here outside the United Nations in New York after an event on nuclear-armed cruise missiles, October 2016.  By Christine…

Smart Steps on Nuclear Weapons for the Biden Administration

By Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber Just as the administration of President-elect Joseph Biden will need to take urgent action to control the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and proactively address the security risks of climate change, it will need to take…

Verifying Absence of Nuclear Weapons: Looking Back To Look Forward During the UN First Committee Meetings

By Christine Parthemore Every year for a month, the UN First Committee holds a series of meetings. This year’s are currently in progress, running from October 5 to November 5. The body deals with disarmament issues, among others, so in…