July 23, 2019

The INF Treaty: A Spectacular, Inflexible, Time-bound Success

This article discusses the changing dynamics that led first Moscow and then Washington to reevaluate the merit of the INF Treaty. It concludes that the treaty's relative rigidity may play a key role in its undoing and suggests that future arms control negotiations develop more flexible and resilient mechanisms of review, dispute resolution, and verification.

May 22, 2019

Honey, I Shrunk the Lab: Emerging Microfluidics Technology and its Implications for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Weapons

Emerging microfluidics technology has significant extant and potential implications for chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons threats. In E&C Research Paper no. 5, Cyrus Jabbari and Philipp Bleek argue that policymakers concerned about CBRN threats have an opportunity to get ahead of, or at least less behind, some of these developments.

March 19, 2019

April Spotlight Seminar: DoS Role in Implementing the Biodefense Strategy

At the April Spotlight Seminar, Assistant Secretary of State Chris Ford will deliver a talk on biosecurity.

March 18, 2019

2019 Annual Symposium Countering WMD at 25: A Changing World

Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction’s annual symposium, Countering WMD at 25: A Changing World took place on 19-20 June 2019 at NDU, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

March 14, 2019

March Spotlight Seminar: Next Generation Tools for Chem/Bio Forensics

Dr. David Wunschel presented examples of current research in the fields of chemical and biological forensics.

Feb. 14, 2019

2019 Missile Defense Review Policy Seminar

Please join us for a policy discussion of the 2019 Missile Defense Review on 21 February.

Feb. 4, 2019

Podcast: Syria and Chemical Weapons

CSWMD's Pat Terrell, with former Assistant Secretary Tom Countryman, discusses the 2013-2014 operation to remove and destroy Syria’s stock of chemical weapons.

Dec. 3, 2018

Deterrence in the 21st Century: Integrating Nuclear and Conventional Force

In this article, published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Robert Peters, Justin Anderson, and Harrison Menke advocate better integration between nuclear deterrence strategies and nuclear deterrence operations with US conventional defense policy, strategy, and planning processes.

Dec. 3, 2018

Biotechnology for the Battlefield: In Need of a Strategy

In her article, published on War on the Rocks, CSWMD Senior Research Fellow Dr. Diane DiEuliis discusses the need for a more cohesive strategy to harness the potential uses of biotechnology on the battlefield.

Nov. 29, 2018

NATO Nuclear Policy Symposium 2018

On November 29, 2018, the National Defense University hosted the first day of the 3-day 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Nuclear Policy Symposium. The theme of the conference is "NATO Nuclear Deterrence: Next Steps in the Adaptation Process." Learn more and view pictures from the event here.