Arms Control

Recent Scholarly Publications

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How body-worn cameras affect the use of gunshots, stop-and searches and other forms of police behavior: A Randomized Control Trial in Rio de Janeiro

January 2020

In this paper we examine the effects of police body-worn cameras through a randomized control trial implemented in Rio de Janeiro.

North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War?

February 2019

The North Korean nuclear crisis presents the contemporary world’s greatest risk, not just of major war but most importantly of nuclear war.

The Role of Intelligence in Countering Illicit Nuclear-Related Procurement (Book Chapter)

June 2018

Thomas Fingar contributes his expertise in international intelligence, security, and policy to the book Preventing Black Market Trade in Nuclear Technology, edited by Matthew Bunn, Martin B.

When Science Brought Americans and Russians Together

April 2017

Siegfried Hecker describes the scientific collaboration that took place between Russian and American nuclear weapons laboratories following the end of the Cold War.

A visit to Russia's secret nuclear labs

March 2017

In this essay, Siegfried Hecker describes a 1992 visit to nuclear facilities in the former Soviet Union.

North Korean Nuclear Facilities After the Agreed Framework

July 2016

In January 2004, a delegation from Stanford University led by Prof. John W. Lewis and joined by one of the authors, Siegfried S.

Doomed to Cooperate

June 2016

Doomed to Cooperate tells the remarkable story of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations, Russia and the United States, who reached across political, geographic, and cultural divides to...

Air Power

January 2016

Air power has proved crucial to the exercise of imperial power – conquest, disciplinary action, transportation, and surveillance – since the start of the 20th century.

European Nuclear Nationalism: the UK and France (book chapter)

December 2015

France and the UK have had different approaches to the possibility of nuclear disarmament; these derive from the different post- Second World War national narratives in which the development of...

Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

Abstract:This paper evaluates the causal impact of Rio de Janeiro’s Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), probably the largest–scale police reform initiative taking place in the developing world.

Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

This paper evaluates the causal impact of Rio de Janeiro’s Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), probably the largest–scale police reform initiative taking place in the developing world.

Threats, Alliances, and Electorates: Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

November 2015

 Over the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

Deterrence and Enforcement in a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (chapter)

August 2015

This report examines the importance of deterrence, from its critical function in the cold war to its current role.

Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War in Europe (essay)

November 2013

Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945–1989, edited by Mark Kramer and Vít Smetana, consists of cutting-edge essays by distinguished...

Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb? Exploring the Relationship between “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

November 2013

Abstract The causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation have received a great deal ofacademic attention. However, nuclear weapons are rarely discussed in isolation in policycircles.

The Lavon Affair: How a false-flag operation led to war and the Israeli bomb

July 2013

Abstract The Lavon Affair, a failed Israeli covert operation directed against Egypt in 1954, triggered a chain of events that have had profound consequences for power relationships in the Middle...

Making discoveries in virtual worlds via the Cloud

May 2013

Abstract:Analysts at CISAC, together with colleagues at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new, timely, and value-added information of...


December 2011

The Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

December 2011

Nuclear non-proliferation

November 2011

Textbook Synopsis From Cambridge University Press online: How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future?

Assessment Paper on Non‐Proliferation

September 2011

This paper, written for a September 2011 seminar hosted by the Geneva Center for Security Policy,  analyzes developments since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Action Plan was adopted by...

Adventures in scientific nuclear diplomacy

July 2011

Siegfried Hecker offers a first-person perspective on the important contributions scientists can make toward improving the safety and security of nuclear materials and reducing the global nuclear...

Russia's Nuclear Forces: Between Disarmament and Modernization

April 2011

As Russia and the United States reduce their nuclear arsenals, their relationship has undergone a complex transformation toward cooperation and partnership mixed with suspicion and rivalry, writes...

Where is North Korea’s Nuclear Program Heading?

April 2011


steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Elliott, David David Elliott Affiliate
okail cropped Nancy Okail Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Podvig Pavel Podvig Affiliate
Leonard Weiss Leonard Weiss Affiliate
rsd19 072 0447a Jacek Durkalec Affiliate
Adam Segal Adam Segal Affiliate