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…

More US-Russia Nuclear Talks & The Future of Arms Control

By Christine Parthemore The next meeting of U.S. and Russian officials for nuclear strategic stability began August 16th and wraps today in Vienna. First reported by Russian media, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, Ambassador Marshall Billingslea, followed…

75 Years After the Nuclear Attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, We Must Continue Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threats

By Christine Parthemore This week marks 75 years since the United States attacked two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with nuclear weapons. The solemn annual commemorations on the 6th and 9th of August, respectively, grow more poignant each year as…

5 Things to Know About Strategic Risks From the Past Few Weeks

1. On North Korea, COVID-19 and Biological Weapons In a long Politico examination, Andy Weber of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) and other experts outline their concerns that North Korea’s recently-announced quest for a COVID-19 vaccine could also support…

Statement on the Postponed NPT Review Conference

Today, CSR released a statement on the recently-announced postponement of the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). This statement is signed by 30 multidisciplinary experts among our team, advisors, and participants in CSR’s…

Cruise Control: The Logical Next Step in Nuclear Arms Control?

By Christine Parthemore and Andy WeberIn January 2019, our colleague Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE outlined a logical vision for balancing future progress in nuclear arms control and reductions with the need for maintaining nuclear strategic stability over time.…

Nuclear Strategic Stability & Arms Control in the 21st Century

By Christine Parthemore Last week the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) published a briefer by our colleague, Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE, titled “Improving Nuclear Strategic Stability Through a Responsibility-Based Approach: A Platform for 21st Century Arms Control.” Gower…