May 6, 2021

Spotlight Webinar: The Future of WMD

Join us on May 20 for a CSWMD Spotlight Webinar discussion on the future of WMD with John Caves and Seth Carus.

May 4, 2021

2021 Annual Symposium

The National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) held its 2021 Annual WMD Symposium, "WMD Policy and Strategy Under the Biden Administration," on 16-17 June.  

April 7, 2021

Nuclear Posture Review Implementing Guidance Task 20 (Professional Military Education)

This article focuses on the enhancement of Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) to achieve a stronger common understanding of nuclear issues across the force and a stronger understanding among planners of how the conventional and nuclear dimensions of possible conflict must be integrated into planning. The article recommends that a Chairman Guidance Memo is provided to JPME institutions directing that learning outcomes be integrated into the appropriate level of JPME and that JPME faculty should be provided a range of resources to assist in the development of instructional material.

April 7, 2021

A Year Of Working Intentionally

In the second article in Inkstick's series on The Future of National Security Work, CSWMD's Sarah Jacobs Gamberini pens a personal essay on the unexpected benefits of pandemic telework as a working mom in the defense world.

April 7, 2021

Spotlight Webinar: Nuclear Terrorism

On 29 April, CSWMD hosted a virtual Spotlight featuring Dallas Boyd (National Nuclear Security Agency Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation), Regina Galer (National Defense University), and Michael Kaiser (Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office).

April 5, 2021

Book Review: China’s Crisis of Success

In the latest from the Air University Press Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Mr. Paul David-Albert reviews William Overholt’s book, "China’s Crisis of Success" (2018). According to David-Albert, Overholt’s research proves useful as a road map of China’s rapid economic development from 1979–2010, the transitions China’s economy must undergo to continue growing, and the political challenges Pres. Xi Jinping faces going forward.

March 18, 2021

Quantum Sensing's Potential Impacts on Strategic Deterrence and Modern Warfare

Sarah Jacobs Gamberini and Lawrence Rubin recently wrote an article in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Orbis journal of world affairs researching how quantum sensing could impact WMD, deterrence, and modern warfare.

March 11, 2021

Want to Grow the Economy? Try Fermenting It Instead

U.S. industry’s distribution system and supply chains were vulnerable before COVID, but pandemic-related disruptions to supply chains fully exposed this already alarming problem. U.S. manufacturers have relied too heavily on foreign materials for production, and the steady off-shoring of critical industries over a course of decades has reduced direct control of vital defense-related manufacturing should it be needed.

March 10, 2021

Three’s Company? Prioritizing Trilateral Deterrence Against North Korea

Dr. Shane Smith and Brad Glosserman, Tama University, recently wrote a piece for War on the Rocks arguing that the United States should prioritize and operationalize a trilateral U.S.-Japan-South Korea approach to deterring North Korea. Their article offers concrete steps toward building a trilateral deterrence partnership.

March 3, 2021

Spotlight Webinar: COVID-19 Insights for Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness

On 18 March, the NDU Center for the Study of WMD hosted a virtual Spotlight featuring Dr. Julie Bentz.