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Read articles by NTI board members, officers and staff, as well as NTI partners, including the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

  • Chile Submarine Import and Export Behaviour

    May 29, 2014

    The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.

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  • Discussion Paper: The Nuclear Security Mission Beyond 2014: Options for Addressing Governance Gaps

    May 28, 2014 | John Carlson

    This paper discusses why continuing high-level engagement is needed to address gaps in the global nuclear security system and suggests principles for guiding thinking on how to address those gaps.

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  • Russian Ballistic Missile Models

    May 14, 2014

    This page contains interactive 3D missile models for Russia. Users can drag the model by pressing and holding their mouse’s scroll wheel. They can zoom in and out on the model by rolling their scroll wheel up and down, and can orbit the model by clicking and dragging their left mouse button.

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  • Soviet Oscar class cruise missile submarine launches two SS-N-19 cruise missiles (drawing)

    Nuclear Disarmament Ukraine

    April 10, 2014

    The Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection contains information and analysis of nuclear weapons disarmament proposals and progress worldwide, including detailed coverage of disarmament progress in countries who either possess or host other countries' nuclear weapons on their territories.

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  • Nuclear Disarmament Belarus

    April 7, 2014

    The Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection contains information and analysis of nuclear weapons disarmament proposals and progress worldwide, including detailed coverage of disarmament progress in countries who either possess or host other countries' nuclear weapons on their territories.

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  • Igor Kurchatov Monument (Developer of nuclear weapons)

    Nuclear Disarmament Kazakhstan

    April 7, 2014

    The Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection contains information and analysis of nuclear weapons disarmament proposals and progress worldwide, including detailed coverage of disarmament progress in countries who either possess or host other countries' nuclear weapons on their territories.

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  • Proliferation Pathways to a North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    Dec. 20, 2013 | Jason Hernandez

    Jason Hernandez explores three pathways to an ICBM that North Korea may pursue from its current technology and capabilities base, and the effects of each pathway on the international community.

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  • Russia's Nuclear Rearmament: Policy Shift or Business as Usual?

    Dec. 18, 2013 | Jerry Davydov, Bryan Lee

    This paper provides an overview of the current and planned state of Russia's strategic triad. It also explores motivations for Russia's planned upgrades to its strategic nuclear arsenal, offers a forecast of the likelihood of success, and suggests some implications for the United States.

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  • Reframing the Nuclear De-alerting Debate: Towards Maximizing Presidential Decision Time

    Dec. 11, 2013 | Andrew Brown, Jeffrey Lewis

    This issue brief explores the risks of accidental launch, unauthorized use or miscalculation posed by U.S. and Russian alert nuclear forces. The brief also considers various policy options, both implemented and proposed, to minimize these risks and maximize the time available to the U.S. president to decide whether or not to authorize nuclear war.

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  • Disarming Syria of Its Chemical Weapons: Lessons Learned from Iraq and Libya

    Oct. 31, 2013 | Zachary Kallenborn, Raymond A. Zilinskas

    This CNS issue brief examines the lessons learned from dismantling Libya and Iraq's chemical weapons programs and what these two cases presage for disarmament in Syria. In particular, this article explores the challenges relating to ensuring material and physical security for both inspectors and the chemical weapons stockpile itself; verifying the accuracy and completeness of disclosed inventories; and developing effective monitoring and verification regimes for the long-term. The conclusion examines recommendations stemming from this analysis.

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  • U.S. Nuclear Weapons Spending Compared to Other Government Programs

    Oct. 4, 2013

    This CNS article provides "guns vs. guns" and "guns vs. butter" comparisons of estimated U.S. nuclear weapons spending vs. spending on other government programs.

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  • Afghanistan Treaty Memberships

    Sept. 30, 2013

    This is part of the treaty memberships collection of PDFs.

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