As the modernization of existing nuclear arsenals, the spread of nuclear weapons, and the diffusion of new technologies make the nuclear landscape more complex, the time is ripe for a fresh examination of the nuclear balance. Toward this end, CSBA has been conducting a multi-year net assessment of the changing nuclear balance.
Join Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, AMB Eric Edelman, Dr. Evan Braden Montgomery, Frank A. Rose of the Brookings Institution, and others as we discuss the first two products of this major ongoing analytic effort:
- Assessing the Arsenals: Past, Present, and Future Capabilities by Jacob Cohn, Adam Lemon, and Evan Braden Montgomery
- Understanding Strategic Interaction in the Second Nuclear Age by Thomas G. Mahnken, Gillian Evans, Toshi Yoshihara, Eric S. Edelman, and Jack Bianchi.
Assessing the Arsenals: Past, Present, and Future Capabilities assesses the past, present, and planned nuclear arsenals all of the declared nuclear-weapons states. It then uses that data to identify key asymmetries across national nuclear arsenals, which could have major consequences for competition, crisis, and conflict.
Understanding Strategic Interaction in the Second Nuclear Age takes a deeper look at the evolution of nuclear strategy and doctrine in the United States, Russia, and China, and then explores whether and how decisions by one major power have influenced, and might influence, the actions of others.
Sequence of Events:
11:15 a.m. Reception
11:45 p.m. Presentation, discussion, and Q&A
12:45 p.m. Conclusion
Our CSBA authors and Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken are available for interviews. For additional information on CSBA or to schedule interviews contact the Director of External Affairs at 202.719.1341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.