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…

BRIEF REPORT: North Korea, Climate Change and Security

By Catherine Dill, Alexandra Naegele, Natalie Baillargeon, Monica Caparas, Dominick Dusseau, Madeleine Holland, and Christopher Schwalm North Korea’s provocative posture and its nuclear arsenal have shielded it from much of the pressures of globalization and integration with the international community.…

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…

Initial Reactions to the Biden Budget: Takes Systemic Security Risks Seriously, But More Is Needed

Perhaps more than any executive branch budget submission in history, the first budget released by the Biden administration today takes the gravity of transnational, systemic security risks seriously and begins significant investments in addressing them. Yet there will be more…

The CSR Team on the Biden Budget and Systemic Threats

To date, the Biden administration appears to be prioritizing work to address the greatest threats to international security and stability, including biological risks, the security implications of climate change, dramatic ecological disruption, and nuclear threats. Analyzing, anticipating, and addressing these…

Questions the U.S. Senate Should Ask Key Nominees On Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Threats

By Bill Beaver, Yong-Bee Lim, Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber As the past few years have taught the United States and the global community, nuclear, chemical, and biological (NCB) threats are both very real and loom larger than they have…

BRIEFER: The Next Great Idea in Arms Control – An End to Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles

By Jasmine Owens As the U.S. navigates a new era with rapidly rising Chinese influence, and the deterioration of relations with Russia and China continues to destabilize an already fragile international security environment, reinvigorating nuclear arms control is imperative. Doing…

11 Questions the U.S. Senate Should Ask the Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense

U.S. Marine Corps chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron suit up in level B hazardous material suits during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif., April 30, 2013.…

Managing Complex Emergencies in Complex Times – Lessons from Japan

Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant 1975. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan By Andrea Rezzonico Anticipating and preparing for complex and simultaneous emergencies is critical as we move further into the 21st century. The coming decades will be characterized…

8 Questions the U.S. Senate Should Ask Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins On Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins speaks on the plenary session of the Halifax International Security Forum, “Nukes: The Fire and the Fury”, November 18, 2017 By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated a number of veteran diplomats…