Zia Mian

Articles by Zia Mian

2 September 2016

Princeton expert Zia Mian suggests that the US presidential candidates be asked whether they support efforts to begin talks on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

4 May 2016
AsiaMiddle East

Nuclear battles in South Asia

Pervez HoodbhoyZia Mian

From the battlefield to mutual destruction, Pakistan and India plan and prepare for nuclear war.

18 March 2016

Banning the production of highly enriched uranium

Zia MianMichael SchoeppnerFrank von Hippel

A report from the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) says it is feasible for all production of highly enriched uranium—for military and civilian purposes—to be banned

2 January 2016
Middle East

The leading international vendors of nuclear power reactors are competing hard to sell to the Middle East as markets dry up at home.

8 April 2015

Why the NPT needs more transparency by the nuclear weapon states

Paul MeyerHenrik SalanderZia Mian

Reporting on nuclear arsenals and stocks of fissile materials are so varied and incomplete that they cannot be compared or be used to judge progress toward disarmament

1 January 2015

In this essay, adapted from his 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award Lecture, Zia Mian, from Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, argues that the ideas Nobel laureate Linus Pauling and other scientists struggled hard over the decades to teach the world have now become widely

24 September 2013

Transparency: The beginning of the end of nuclear weapons?

Henrik SalanderArend J. MeerburgMiguel Marín BoschPaul MeyerZia Mian

If nuclear weapon states report openly on their arsenals, it could smooth the path to disarmament.

27 June 2011

Managing nuclear spent fuel: Policy lessons from a 10-country study

Harold FeivesonZia MianM. V. RamanaFrank von Hippel

The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) is in the process of finalizing an analysis of the policy and technical challenges faced internationally over the past five decades by efforts at long-term storage and disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors. These challenges have so far prevented the licensing of a geological spent fuel repository anywhere in the world.

27 September 2010

Charting a path toward eliminating nuclear weapons

Zia Mian

The recognition of the need for nuclear disarmament and the question of how to achieve it are as old as the nuclear age. In June 1945, before the first nuclear weapon had been built, in what became known as the Franck Report, a group of scientists working on the U.S. atomic bomb program warned that:

1 May 2010
Since the dawn of the nuclear age, nuclear energy advocates have dreamed of a reactor that could produce more fuel than it used. More than 60 years and $100 billion later, that vision remains as far from reality as ever.