Special Issue: Nuclear modernization

By | January 8, 2019

The January/February issue is available!

A worldwide craze of nuclear modernization is proving costly and, in the view of some experts, constitutes a new and dangerous global nuclear arms race. An important new issue of the Bulletin‘s subscription magazine addresses topics critical to the 116th Congress: the astonishing complexities of the US modernization program, its influence on policy in Russia and China, and what the US could do to ensure reliability of its arsenal but reduce the cost.

SPECIAL ISSUE: Nuclear modernization
Entirely free-access until March 1, 2019

Introduction: The wasteful and dangerous worldwide nuclear modernization craze
John Mecklin

Rebuilding an aging nuclear weapons complex: What should the United States do, and not do? An overview.
Robert Rosner and Lynn Eden

Russian views of US nuclear modernization
Dmitri Trenin

What the United States can do to stabilize its nuclear relationship with China
Tong Zhao

Smarter US modernization, without new nuclear weapons
Andrew Weber and Christine Parthemore

Invisible nuclear-armed submarines, or transparent oceans? Are ballistic missile submarines still the best deterrent for the United States?
Owen R. Cote Jr.

How the next nuclear arms race will be different from the last one
Benjamin Zala

Other features

Cyberattacks on Russia—the nation with most nukes—pose a global threat
M.V. Ramana and Mariia Kurando


Jon Wolfsthal on the link between nuclear strategy and the nuclear modernization budget
John Mecklin

Nuclear Notebook

French nuclear forces, 2019
Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda

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