James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
CNS News & Views:
September 2017
Jeffrey Lewis on CNN, September 4, 2017
Understanding North Korea

Warring words, nuclear tests, and increased missile capabilities have stoked fears of nuclear war between the United States and North Korea. 

With op/eds in New York Daily News , Washington Post , the Atlantic,   and the Guardian , as well as radio appearances on the BBC and television appearances on CNN, PBS, and the CBC, our experts continue to work with major media outlets across the world to share our technical and political insights into each new development and the implications. 
International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program Director Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova
International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program Director Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova
The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty
On September 20, the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty opened for signature at the UN General Assembly, marking what atomic bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow called "the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons."

Writing in Arms Control Today, CNS Program Director Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova offers a look behind the treaty negotiations and the challenges ahead. 

Israel Supreme Court 
Reconciling Israeli Democracy with Nuclear Policy
A new report by Professor Avner Cohen and United World College Fellow Brandon Mok examines how four Western democratic nuclear-weapon states--the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Israel--handle the essential tension between nuclear weapons (which require secrecy) and liberal democracy. 

Dr. Cohen presented his findings at an unprecedented hearing at the Israeli Supreme Court of Justice on September 6, to hear a petition calling for regulation of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. The Jerusalem Post published an exclusive story on the report.

The Court ultimately denied the petition, but, as Dr. Cohen writes in an op/ed for Ha'aretz, the efforts were not entirely futile.
Stephen Schwartz from Tableau demonstrating how CNS has used Tableau software
Stephen Schwartz from Tableau demonstrating how CNS has used Tableau software
New Tools Workshop
On September 8-9, CNS hosted an innovative workshop on new tools and technologies for nonproliferation, bringing together nonproliferation researchers and practitioners to connect with leading tech developers from Silicon Valley and elsewhere. 

The workshop featured a variety of panels focusing on both open-source and proprietary data, and included topics such as data collection, analysis, and visualization, and the ethical, legal, and security implications of these new tools. 

Nonproliferation Review  Now Offers "Online First" Publishing
The Nonproliferation Review, CNS's double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, now offers "online first" publishing. Authors published in the NPR can now share their work more quickly with a wider audience, without having to wait for the entire issue to go to print. 

Two articles from our forthcoming issue, which features a special section on "Nuclear Asia," are now available: Christopher J. Watterson revisits the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan to test two competing causal logics behind the stability-instability paradox, and Akira Kurosaki presents a historical analysis of Japan's nuclear policy as it formed during the 1960s. 

To learn more about the new journal policy, contact Managing Editor Rhianna Tyson Kreger.

Enter to Win the $5,000 McElvany Prize 
Beginning October 2, all manuscripts submitted to the Nonproliferation Review that pass peer review and are accepted for publication in Volume 25 of the Review are eligible to win the Doreen and Jim McElvany Grand Prize of $5,000, a $3,000 runner's-up prize, or a $1,000 honorable mention prize. 

The deadline to submit is July 6, 2018. However, eligible articles will be accepted for publication on a rolling basis. It is therefore in authors' interest to submit early to ensure consideration for publication in 2018.