Drawing from our long experience with terrorism, Michael A. Levi proposes new principles for understanding and defending against nuclear threats.
The article discusses Rudy Giuliani's foreign policy stance quoting the candidate's leading neoconservative foreign policy advisor, Norman Podhoretz.
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.
George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn present their hopes for ending nuclear proliferation.
In this declaration, forty-six nations vowed to create an international instrument by 2008 which would prohibit the production and use of cluster munitions and establish a framework for rehabilitation, education, decontamination, and destruction of stockpiles. The Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in 2008 and entered into force in 2010.
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.
Segal offers recommendations for cooperation on issues such as encryption, data localization, and cybersecurity.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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