Nuclear Policy

  • 3D Missile Model Collection
    The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has created a series of 3D models of ballistic and cruise missiles for the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
  • A City Guide to Divestment
    Divesting from producers of controversial weapons: a guide for local authorities.
  • A World Free From Nuclear Weapons
    Campaign priorities for a world free from nuclear weapons.
  • Back from the Brink Advocacy Tools
    These advocacy tools are designed to help make your organizing efforts as easy as possible. If you have any questions, run into any roadblocks, or have suggestions for how to improve these tools, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • Biden should guide missile defense his own way
    Biden should guide missile defense his own way The Biden administration has begun a review of US missile defense policy. The review is part of a broader effort to align defense strategy and posture with the president’s commitment to lead through diplomacy, repair alliances, and rebuild…
  • Country Profiles
    Country profiles include an overview of each country’s nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile programs, in-depth information on participation in relevant nonproliferation treaties and regimes, compilations of countries’ official documents relating to nonproliferation, and links to related content.
  • Documentary: Nuclear Tipping Point
    The documentary Nuclear Tipping Point tackles nuclear dangers, featuring Shultz, Perry, Kissinger, and Nunn.
  • Doomsday Clock
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock is a design that warns the public about how close we are to destroying our world with dangerous technologies of our own making. It is a metaphor, a reminder of the perils we must address if we are to survive on the planet.
  • Endorse the Five US Policy Solutions
    Building broad support for fundamental change in U.S. nuclear weapons policy is no small feat — we need everyone to make it happen. Endorse Back from the Brink today!
  • Evaluating Member State Acceptance of Blockchain for Nuclear Safeguards
    Distributed ledger technology (DLT)–widely referred to as blockchain technology–has the potential to improve operational efficiencies, data security, and confidentiality of nuclear safeguards information.
  • Five US Policy Solutions
    Five nuclear policy solutions which would make both the US and the world safer.
  • Global Zero’s Plan for Reaching Zero Nuclear Weapons
  • How to limit presidential authority to order the use of nuclear weapons
    In the United States, the president has sole authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, for any reason and at any time. This arrangement is both risky and unnecessary.
  • ICRC Nuclear Weapons Resources
    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls on States to ensure nuclear weapons are never used again.
  • Iran Nuclear Agreement
    Latest News and Analysis on the Ongoing Struggle to Defend the Iran Nuclear Agreement
  • Issue brief and recommendations: Nuclear weapons
    Download the brief here.
  • Issues by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
    Nuclear issues, news, and analysis by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
  • Legislation & National Security Calendar
    The Council provides analysis of congressional legislation and other actions taken by members of Congress that impact national security and foreign policy.
  • Legislation and Issues
    It is easy to look at the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and assume there is nothing you can do. But you can do something — in fact, the biggest successes in nuclear risk reduction were driven by everyday people demanding that their leaders step back from the nuclear brink.
  • Meet The Candidates
    The Council for a Livable World endorses Congressional candidates who will support smart nuclear arms control and non-proliferation policies, who will fight for a more accountable Pentagon budget, and who will prioritize diplomacy over conflict.
  • Missile Defense
    Despite decades of research, development, and testing, there remains no reliably effective anti-missile system to counter intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
  • No First Use
    The idea is simple: we don’t need to use nuclear weapons first. We can protect ourselves and our allies without having to start a nuclear war.
  • Non-Proliferation Issues
    Across the world, there are stockpiles of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that should be consolidated, secured, accounted for and destroyed.
  • North Korea
    Latest News and Analysis on Nuclear Weapons in North Korea
  • NTI Education Center
    NTI’s Education Center offers extensive educational content related to nuclear policy, biological weapons, radiological security, and cyber threats for undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, nuclear sciences, and more.
  • NTI Tutorials
    Tutorials cover the basics on nuclear weapons and materials and go deeper into specific aspects of global nuclear security, from missiles and delivery systems to radiological security and more.
  • Nuclear Deterrence
    What is nuclear deterrence and does it work?
  • Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection
    More than seven decades after their development and use during World War II, nuclear weapons continue to be the basis for several states’ national security policies.
  • Nuclear Modernization
    What is the plan to modernize nuclear weapons?
  • Nuclear Policy Resources
    Win Without War develops foreign and national security policy and legislative recommendations for the ecosystem of Members of Congress and their staff, non-governmental organizations, think tanks and individuals.
  • Nuclear Risk
    Articles about nuclear risk, written for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
  • Nuclear Weapons
    They’re the most dangerous invention the world has ever seen. Can we prevent them from being used again?
  • Nuclear Weapons Solutions
    Progress on US nuclear weapons policy may be slow and incremental—but it’s possible.
  • Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
    Thousands of nuclear weapons exist in the world. The use of even one could change life as we know it.
  • Podcast: Is Nuclear Weapons Testing Back on the Horizon? With Jeffrey Lewis and Alex Bell
    How much longer can nuclear weapons testing remain a taboo that almost no country will violate?
  • Podcast: Nuclear Dilemmas, From North Korea to Iran
    Learn more about the geopolitical issues surrounding North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear situations, as well as how nuclear programs in these countries are monitored.
  • Podcast: Nuclear Winter with Alan Robock and Brian Toon
    Meteorologist Alan Robock from Rutgers University and physicist Brian Toon from the University of Colorado discuss what is potentially the most devastating consequence of nuclear war: nuclear winter.
  • Podcast: UN Nuclear Weapons Ban with Beatrice Fihn and Susi Snyder
    This interview took place just a couple months before the United Nations voted in favor of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts later that year.
  • Podcast: What Are the Odds of Nuclear War? A Conversation With Seth Baum and Robert de Neufville
    What are the odds of a nuclear war happening this century? And how close have we been to nuclear war in the past?
  • Princeton School on Science and Global Security
    SGS hosts the Princeton School on Science and Global Security, which brings together next-generation scientists and engineers from around the world to learn technical and policy perspectives on how to reduce and end the threat from nuclear weapons.
  • Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War
    Steps and policies to reducing the risk of nuclear war.
  • Russia
    Latest News and Analysis on Russia and Nuclear Weapons
  • Security Spending
    The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation supports the optimization of national security spending by curbing wasteful, ineffective, and unnecessary spending.
  • Status of World Nuclear Forces
    Instead of planning for nuclear disarmament, the nuclear-armed states appear to plan to retain large arsenals for the indefinite future, are adding new nuclear weapons, and are increasing the role that such weapons play in their national strategies.
  • Strategic Security
    A blog by the Federation of American Scientists about various aspects of nuclear and strategic security.
  • Take Action via Win Without War
    Actions you can take to help reduce the threat of nuclear war.
  • The FAS Nuclear Weapons Page
    The Nuclear Information Project provides the public with reliable information about the status and trends of the nuclear weapons arsenals of the world’s nuclear-armed countries.
  • The Nuclear Notebook
    The Nuclear Notebook is co-authored by Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda and published bi-monthly in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Each issue provides a snapshot of a nuclear-armed country weapons programs or a global nuclear weapons matter.
  • The Nuclear Threat
    Despite progress, the nuclear threat is more complex and unpredictable than ever.
  • The TPNW: How is your country doing?
    Find out if your country has joined the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – and which cities, parliamentarians, and local organisations are supporting it.
  • The World’s Nuclear Weapons
    Learn more about all of the countries that support nuclear weapons.
  • Treaties and Regimes
    Within Treaties and Regimes, you will find information on treaties, organizations, and regimes relating to disarmament, arms control, and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
  • US Missile Defense
    Unproven, unaccountable, and unhelpful for reducing the nuclear threat.
  • US Nuclear Weapons
    US nuclear weapons policies are alarmingly dangerous.
  • Video: How Easy Is It for the President to Launch Nuclear Weapons
  • Video: Space-based Missile Defense: Not a Good Idea
  • Video: The Craziest Nuclear Weapons Policy That You’ve Never Heard Of
  • Video: The Pain and Politics of Hiroshima
  • Why a Ban?
    Nuclear weapons are the most inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created. That is why it is time to end them, before they end us.
  • Why Divest? A Focus on Governments
    Governments can set norms, negotiate international law and national legislation.