This report provides an overview of the potentially destabilizing effects of several new and emerging technologies and their respective military applications. It aims to provide decision-makers with a better understanding of how to mitigate the risks and reduce the chances that a major power conflict or confrontation escalates to the nuclear level through a range of arms control and risk reduction measures.
The weaponization of advanced technologies may potentially carry far-ranging, dangerous consequences that expand into the nuclear realm. This report examines four particular new kinds or new applications of technologies and proposes a framework strategy aimed at advancing an array of measures that all contribute to the larger goal of preventing unintended escalation.
The U.S. rush to field hypersonic weapons merits a more critical examination by the Biden administration and Congress given the many unanswered questions about their rationale, technical viability, cost-effectiveness, and escalatory risks. This new report outlines the scope of these unanswered questions and suggests recommended actions.
Using survey data and in-depth interviews, this new report provides insight into how Congress views the North Korean nuclear threat and U.S. approaches to engaging with Pyongyang.
In this analysis we have outlined what we believe to be the five most important sets of nuclear weapons policy
challenges and decisions that the new Biden administration will need to address in its first 100 days and beyond, along
with recommendations for effectively dealing with each of these policy challenges.