Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Francesca Giovannini - Affiliate, CISAC
Amy J. Nelson - Arms Control Fellow, SIPRI North America

Published by
The Washington Post, October 29, 2013

CISAC affiliate and former postdoctoral fellow, Francesca Giovannini, and SIPRI Arms Control Fellow, Amy J. Nelson, discuss whether the nonproliferation agenda still retains a Cold War mentality.

They argue that a large number of factors shape arms control and nonproliferation efforts, including domestic factors, bureaucratic history and dynamics, as well as organizational psychology. And regional agreements and security institutions play an important role in modernizing the global nonproliferation agenda.