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Jun 30

Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

With the world focused on the nuclear crisis in Iran, it is tempting to think that addressing this case, North Korea, and the problem of nuclear terrorism is all that matters and is what matters most. Perhaps, but if states become more willing to use their nuclear weapons to achieve military advantage, the problem of proliferation will become much more unwieldy. In this case, our security will be hostage not just to North Korea, Iran, or terrorists, but also to nuclear proliferation more generally, diplomatic miscalculations, and wars between a much larger number of possible players.

This, in a nutshell, is the premise of Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, which explores what we may be up against over the next few decades and how we currently think about this future. Will nuclear weapons spread in the next 20 years to more nations than just North Korea and possibly Iran? What is the current thinking about our nuclear proliferation future? Join us as a distinguished panel of experts examines these questions and more.

Complimentary copies of Underestimated will be available courtesy of the Nonproliferation Education Policy Center.

More About the Speakers

Brian Finlay
Vice President, The Stimson Center

Matthew Kroenig
Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Henry Sokolski
Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

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