The use of nuclear weapons is an existential threat to human survival and wellbeing. As the world enters a new a period of rapid technological development, emerging technologies are challenging long-held assumptions and practices—about deterrence, disarmament, and nonproliferation—for how to best avoid the use of nuclear weapons through multilateral cooperation.
If nuclear governance regimes and norms do not become more adaptable to this accelerating pace of change, emerging technologies will disrupt or render obsolete existing institutions that control and mitigate the risks of nuclear weapons.
To reduce this risk of nuclear use, the Stanley Foundation works to help global governance and technology development co-evolve in ways that manage or leverage the disruptive effects of emerging technologies on strategic stability, nonproliferation, and disarmament. Our efforts focus on:
Building on the Stanley Foundation’s work on nuclear arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation issues over the last six decades, today’s nuclear policy programming draws on our strengths as a convener of key stakeholders, including international organizations, national governments, civil society, and industry. We commission expert analysis in order to encourage innovative policy ideas and actively engage the media on nuclear policy issues.
|Risks and Fragmentation: Challenges and Strategies for Nuclear Policy Advocacy|
As nuclear weapons risks intensify, what opportunities for advocacy does this difficult strategic environment present to the policy community? How should the community adapt? This report summarizes insights from the Stanley Foundation’s Policy Lab on Nuclear Security and an externally-commissioned assessment. It gives an overview of critical nuclear risks and provides examples of potential strategies, opportunities, and places for collaboration. Read More
Danielle J. Jablanski
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