Nuclear Weapons

One Year On, How’s The Iran Nuke Deal Doing?

The nuclear deal, signed in July 2015, has been a game changer for Iran.

Kennedy, Dimona and the Nuclear Proliferation Problem: 1961-1962

Kennedy, Dimona and the Nuclear Proliferation Problem: 1961-1962

by Avner Cohen and William Burr

 

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The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time. A deeper knowledge of the past can improve how we approach the nuclear challenges of today and tomorrow.

The Nuclear Threat: Getting Better or Worse?

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Nuclear Security Summit 2016 was recently convened in Washington, DC. Prior to the event, the Wilson Center gathered a high-level panel of experts to focus on the threat posed by nuclear weapons and the proliferation of nuclear technology. Is the global security equation getting better or getting worse? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

 

Speakers (listed in order of appearance)

Chinese and U.S. Nuclear Strategies in a New Era of Great Power Competition

U.S. nuclear policy toward China is under review as China expands and modernizes its nuclear force.  Hear three leading experts discuss China's view of the U.S. nuclear threat, the implications of China's nuclear modernization for U.S. nuclear strategy, and the prospects for nuclear escalation that could be created by conventional warfare in Northeast Asia.

The papers discussed during this program were made possible by a two-year project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

 

James Person on Sino-North Korean Relations and the Role of US Sanctions

Deputy Director for the History and Public Policy Program James Person was interviewed by Newsweek for an article about the state of US-North Korean negotiations.

The Nuclear Summit and Beyond: Progress or Regress?

In a landmark speech in Prague in April 2009, President Obama laid out a bold agenda to move toward a nuclear-free world. Over the next seven years, his Administration reached a treaty with Russia to reduce strategic arm stockpiles, convened international summits to secure nuclear materials against transfer or theft, and concluded an historic nuclear agreement with Iran.

Lead Negotiator Wendy Sherman Explains the Iran Nuclear Deal

Chief U.S. Iran nuclear negotiator, Ambassador Wendy Sherman, visited the Wilson Center to explain the intricacies of the deal and to offer her assessment of the final outcome and what will follow. She responded to questions from the Wilson Center’s Rob Litwak, and also from members of the audience.

Wendy Sherman, Chief U.S. Nuclear Negotiator with Iran
Robert S. Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director of International Security Studies, Wilson Center

The Iran Nuclear Deal: What Lies Ahead?

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited the Wilson Center to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and what lies ahead with the Center’s President, Director, and CEO, Jane Harman.

Speakers
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy

Moderation in Iran? Don't get your hopes up.

Iranians go to the polls Friday to elect a new parliament and Assembly of Experts, the body that — at least on paper — chooses the next supreme leader. The world is watching to see if the reformist camp will gain ground, but expectations aren't high.

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