James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)


Edited by The Nonproliferation Review, a refereed journal concerned with the spread of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons.

Past Articles

June 2014

February 2014

  • A Jupiter medium-range ballistic missile emblazoned with a mushroom cloud and the Turkish flag, circa 1962. Source: allempires.com Turkey and the Backpack Bombs
    Turkey's unfulfilled—and ultimately unnecessary—quest to defend itself from Soviet attack with man-portable nuclear munitions.
    Aaron Stein

December 2013

November 2013

  • Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari (left) with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Atomic Kingdom? Not So Fast...
    Recent reports suggest not that Saudi Arabia is making a dash for the bomb, but rather that it is coercing the United States and others not to neglect its interests, while hedging its bets on potential future proliferation.
    Philipp C. Bleek

September 2013

August 2013

May 2013

February 2013

  • Crowdsourced map related to the Fukushima incident. (Src: pub.iidj.net) Revisiting The Promise of Societal Verification in the Age of Social Media
    Can the power of social media be harnessed to ensure state compliance with arms control and nonproliferation agreements?
    Bryan Lee
  • Earth Look, Up in the Sky!
    A crash course on why meteorites can be as powerful nuclear weapons, whether they can be shot down, and how a global nuclear testing detection network helps us to better understand them.
    Yousaf Butt
  • Data Comparison (Src: Nuclear Science and Engineering) A Graphic Distraction
    Unanswered questions about an unsourced scientific graph purportedly evincing an Iranian nuclear weapons program warrants caution by the arms control community, the media, and the IAEA.
    Yousaf Butt
    Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress

November 2012

October 2012

August 2012

June 2012

  • European Union negotiator Catherine Ashton and Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in Baghdad. (Src: IRNA) Back to the Future for Iranian Nuclear Diplomacy?
    Recent negotiations have failed to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis and the upcoming talks in Moscow hold little prospect of a breakthrough. A profound misunderstanding of Iran by the West is to blame.
    Matthew Moran
  • Arab Spring (Src: citizenship-aei.org) The Arab Awakening and Regional Security
    How will the unprecedented political changes sweeping through the Arab world affect states' regional and international security policies?
    Nabil Fahmy

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

  • ISTC Scientific Advisory Committee [Source: istc.ru] The Dying Voice of Cooperative Nonproliferation's Greatest Advocates
    Russian scientists have lost their once-considerable influence on security policy, as the probable departure of Moscow from the International Science and Technology Center illustrates.
    Lisa Bergstrom
  • First page of the MAUD report Atomic Atonement
    On the 70th anniversary of the report which led to the development of the atomic bomb, can the UK take the lead again, this time in pioneering nuclear disarmament?
    William Walker

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

May 2011

March 2011

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