Most nuclear proliferation scholarship focuses on why states seek nuclear weapons. The question of how nuclear aspirants attempt to acquire the bomb has received far less attention, but is in many ways more consequential for international peace and security. What strategies have states employed to develop nuclear weapons? And what are the implications of these strategies for proliferation and conflict dynamics?
Over the past months, China and India have continued the slow process of disengaging along sections of their disputed border in Ladakh. Yet the two sides continue to disagree about who is responsible for the standoff of 2020-21, which culminated in a deadly clash in Galwan Valley in June 2020. How do things stand along the border today, and what are the implications for the bilateral relationship?
"China's Military Strategy in the New Era," Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, with Speaker: M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Director of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
What can mis- and disinformation scholars learn from the security studies field? Erik Lin-Greenberg joined Susan Landau, Gabrielle Lim, and Joan Donovan for a Shorenstein Center 'Big, If True Webinar.'
Reid B.C. Pauly explains how declassified records of wargames played by U.S. policymakers can reveal why nuclear weapons have not been used since 1945. From the March International Security Author Chats sessions.
On August 30 – September 2, 2018, the 114th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition by Kathleen Thelen was held in Boston to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2018 theme, “Democracy and Its Discontents.”