Nuclear Issues


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The Future Nuclear Landscape April 1, 2007 — This Occasional Paper examines aspects of the contemporary and emerging international security environment that the authors believe will define the future nuclear landscape and identifies some associated priorities for policymakers. MORE

Can al Qaeda Be Deterred from Using Nuclear Weapons? July 1, 2005 — This occasional paper pursues four different but complementary approaches to dissect the issue of whether acquisition of NBC/R weapons will mean employment for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. MORE

Adversary Use of NBC Weapons: A Neglected Challenge December 1, 2001 — This article describes how thinking regarding how an adversary might use nuclear, radiological, biological, or chemical weapons against the United States changed in the last decade of the 20th century. MORE

China Rising: New Challenges to the U.S. Security Posture October 1, 2000 — This article describes how the nature, scope and viability of the strategic relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States has emerged as a key security policy issue. MORE

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