Outside Publications

Nuclear Weapons Scholarship as a Case of Self-Censorship in Security Studies

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Security studies scholarship on nuclear weapons is particularly prone to self-censorship. In this essay, Pelopidas argues that this self-censorship is problematic. The vulnerability, secrecy, and limits to accountability created by nuclear weapons (Deudney 2007, 256–57; Born, Gill, and H^anggi 2010; Cohen 2010, 147) call for responsible scholarship vis-a-vis the general public.

Cyber (In) Security: A Challenge to Reckon With

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Recent developments in the cyber domain have exposed the dangers of a largely apathetic behaviour towards the looming threats of cyber warfare. Calls for more rigorous corrective measures have been made, as some states have begun to view such breaches as a top national security threat. Such threats have also changed the dynamics of state behaviour, giving way to subtle aggressions with potentially destabilising and far-reaching consequences.

Nuclear Power Expansion and its Safety and Security Risks in East and South Asia: Regionally Based Comparison with European Union.

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An article by Thomas Jonter, Director of Stockholm University Graduate School of International Studies and professor of international relations at the Department of Economic History. His research focuses on nuclear non-proliferation and energy security. He is currently completing a book manuscript, The Key to Nuclear restraint: The Swedish Plans to Acquire Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War for Palgrave MacMillan. During spring and summer of 2015, he was Visting Scholar at Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

After Crimea: Disarmament, Frozen Conflicts, and Illicit Trafficking through Eastern Europe

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Eliza Gheorghe received her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford in September 2014. She holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown, where she was a Fulbright scholar. She was a fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (2011-2014), a George Abernethy pre-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center in Bologna, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University. She has taught classes on International Relations, US Foreign Policy, and nuclear proliferation.

Retiring Trident: An alternative proposal for UK nuclear deterrence

Toby Fenwick assesses Trident and deterrence policy alternatives for the UK in this timely monograph

Russia's New National Military Doctrine (in Russian)

Follow this link to see Russia's new (2014) military doctrine. Document is in Russian.

An explanation, courtesy of the World Politics Review, and be found here.

The Nuclear Weapons Comeback

This Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich commentary argues that doctrinal discussions on nuclear warfare are both evolving and growing in importance in countries such as Russia, China, Pakistan and India. In response, the West needs to pay more attention to these developments and conduct its own debates on how to manage nuclear risks, adapt its deterrence policies, and pursue its arms control agendas in the 21st century.

South Korea 2014 Defense White Paper

  • The Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense (MND) issued its 2014 Defense White Paper Tuesday, January 6 (KST).

A Message From Tripoli: How Libya Gave Up Its WMD

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists piece on the closure of Libya's WMD program. Link leads to part one of five

Keywords: disarmament, Libya, Britian, United States, diplomacy, proliferation, nuclear

Iran's Nuclear Missile Delivery Capability

CSIS provides an excellent overview of Iran's Nuclear Missile Delivery Capability.

Keywords - Iran, nuclear weapons, missile delivery system, missile, middle east, Shahab, Arab States, Gulf Cooperation Council