Nonproliferation and Arms Control


    • Podcast

    The Erosion of the Global Arms Control Regime

    The U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and the expiration of the New START treaty in 2021 threaten to derail decades-long efforts to maintain an effective global arms control regime.

    • Event

    Security Challenges and Arms Control: European Lessons for Asia

    International security and stability are facing new challenges with the increase of great power competition and the termination of key arms control treaties, which threaten to destroy the world’s existing cooperative security institutions.

    • Podcast

    Will North Korea Take a “New Path” in 2020?

    As 2019 draws to a close, Haenle and Zhao sat down again to analyze developments involving North Korea, the United States, and China over the past year and discuss Kim Jong-un’s end of year deadline for the United States to change its approach to denuclearization negotiations.

    • Q&A

    Why You Should Care Whether Japan and South Korea Keep Sharing Intel

    Japan and South Korea appear poised to let thorny political disagreements torpedo intelligence swapping on North Korea’s nukes and missiles. That would leave both countries and the United States all worse off and have broader regional security implications.

    • Event

    Missile Defense and U.S.-China Strategic Stability

    • Tong ZhaoLi Bin, Fan Jishe, Duan Zhanyuan, Zhang Hongyu
    • July 10, 2019
    • Room A, Fushun Ting, 7th Floor, Liaoning International Hotel

    Given the difficulty of achieving the complete denuclearization of North Korea in the near term, the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific have strong incentives to continue building their missile defense capabilities.

    • Q&A

    What Will Happen at the Second Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit?

    U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi this week. What do Washington, Pyongyang, Beijing, and others hope to see accomplished at the summit? Three Carnegie experts weigh in.

    • Op-Ed

    A Tale of Two Cities: Singapore and Hanoi

    President Trump believes he is entering the Hanoi summit having achieved a number of milestones in his “historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula.” However, this ignores his failure to advance the core issue of denuclearization.

    • Podcast

    Nuclear Issues in the Asia-Pacific: The Hanoi Summit and the INF Treaty

    What are the implications of the upcoming Hanoi summit and the United States’ withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty for nuclear arms control in the Asia-Pacific region?

    • Testimony

    An Inquiry Into the NPT and Nuclear Disarmament

    The overall risk of nuclear use is still very low. However, at least two factors are making that risk greater: growing nuclear competition among the United States, Russia, and China, and the risk of nuclear use by nuclear newcomer states.

    • Podcast

    New Summit, Old Issues: Trump-Kim Round 2

    Kim’s threat to take a “new path” if the U.S. does not lift sanctions does not mean a return to nuclear and missile tests. Instead, Pyongyang will likely strengthen ties with Beijing, departing from its focus on balancing relations between the United States and China.

Carnegie Experts on
Nonproliferation and Arms Control

  • expert thumbnail - Acton
    James M. Acton
    Jessica T. Mathews Chair
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Swaine
    Michael D. Swaine
    Senior Fellow
    Asia Program
    Swaine is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.
  • expert thumbnail - Trenin
    Dmitri Trenin
    Moscow Center
    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Zhao
    Tong Zhao
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Tong Zhao is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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