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October 30, 2013 - CISAC In the News

Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

Appeared in The Washington Post, October 29, 2013

CISAC affiliate and former postdoctoral fellow Francesca Giovannini and SIPRI arms control fellow Amy J. Nelson ask in this blog post whether the nonproliferation agenda retains a Cold War mentality.

Giovannini and Nelson say many factors shape arms control and nonproliferation efforts, including domestic activism and regional cooperation, as well as bureaucratic history and organizational psychology. They argue that regional agreements and security institutions could lead the way to modernizing the global nonproliferation agenda.

Topics: Nuclear history | Nuclear nonproliferation | Security