Gary Samore, an arms control official in the Clinton National Security Council and CFR’s director of studies, says it remains a mystery whether Syria was working with North Korea to receive nuclear technology. He adds, however, that it would make sense that Syria would be interested to develop some kind of deterrent, given that its neighbor, Israel, is said to have nuclear weapons.
This article examines Congress' search for a new nuclear policy.
Listen to Sam Nunn, cochairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, reflect on the past sixty years of efforts to prevent nuclear war and discuss strategies to combat today's growing nuclear threats.
Watch Sam Nunn, cochairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, reflect on the past sixty years of efforts to prevent nuclear war and discuss strategies to combat today's growing nuclear threats.
CFR's Michael A. Levi and Harvard's Graham T. Allison consider the likelihood of catastrophic nuclear terrorism in the United States.
Iran now says it has industrial-scale enrichment capabilities, a claim that faces skepticism, but if true, may jeopardize talks with the UN Security Council and further isolate Tehran.
Carter's update to his July/August 2006 essay "America's New Strategic Partner?"
A global push is underway to ban cluster bombs after their use in the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, as well as in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, has left hundreds of noncombatants maimed or dead.
Cluster bombs made news after last summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah, but efforts to curb their use remain grounded.
CSIS conducted a survey of key policymakers to ascertain their perceptions about the threat of biological weapons.
A groundbreaking book that reveals how the underappreciated domestic political rivalries within Iran serve to explain the country's behavior on the world stage. A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship.
“Getting Iran wrong is the single thread that has linked American administrations of all political persuasions,” writes Council Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh in his book, Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More