Nuclear Risk

Scholarly Publications

The United States, NATO's Strategic Concept, and Nuclear Issues

April 2011

In March 2011, NATO launched its Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, which will examine the Alliance's nuclear posture, among other issues.  At about the same time, the U.S.

News

Extending New START is a no-brainer—And yet, we can’t count on it

February 2019

The Trump administration has finished off the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a treaty mortally wounded by Russia’s deployment of a banned intermediate-range missile.

Ukraine, nuclear weapons and the trilateral statement 25 years later

January 2019

Today, January 14, marks the 25th anniversary of the Trilateral Statement.  Signed in Moscow by President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, the...

Events

The INF Treaty’s Demise: What it Means for Arms Control, Europe and U.S.-Russia Relations

October 26, 2018

INF Public Panel DiscussionPresident Trump announced on October 20 that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Why Sweden Did Not Build the Bomb: Testing the Swedish Case Against International Relations Theories

July 18, 2011

Why did Sweden choose, in the late 1960s, to abandon its long-standing nuclear weapons plans?

Energy Security, Memory Wars and "Compatriots" in Baltic-Russian Relations

June 11, 2009

According to Professor Muiznieks, since the early 1990s, the Baltic states have been seen as unfriendly in the eyes of Russians due to their "return to the West" attitude.