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This article by Hui Zhang reconstructs the history of China’s production of highly enriched uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons based on newly available public sources.
If NATO were a listed stock, would now be a good time to short it? Stephen Walt writes that Europe can save NATO—but only if it takes Washington's side in its growing struggle with Beijing.
An estimated 14,485 nuclear weapons exist on earth today. Does this represent enough nuclear disarmament for now or is this number still too high, asks Rebecca Davis Gibbons.
Diplomacy

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Diplomacy Experts

Robert M. Danin

Robert M. Danin

Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Amand Sloat

Amanda Sloat

Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

Fidel Sendagorta

Fidel Sendagorta

Rafael del Pino-MAEC Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

Energy & Environment

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Energy & Environment Experts

Henry Lee

Henry Lee

Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Cristine Russell

Cristine Russell

Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program

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Halla Hrund Logadóttir

Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program ; Co-Founder, Arctic Initiative ; Co-Director, Arctic Initiative

Science & Technology

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Solar panels at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory gather sunlight at the test facility

AP/Jack Dempsey

The authors raise for debate and discussion what in their opinion is a growing mis-control and mis-protection of U.S. energy research. They outline the origin of this mis-control and mis-protection, and propose two guiding principles to mitigate them and instead nurture research: (1) focus on people, not projects; and (2) culturally insulate research from development, but not science from technology.

Science & Technology Experts

Kelly Sims Gallagher

Kelly Sims Gallagher

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Faculty Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; Area Chair, HKS International and Global Affairs

Joel Clement

Joel Clement

Senior Fellow, Arctic Initiative

Security

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in a press conference with U.S. President Donald J. Trump during the NATO Foreign Ministerial in Brussels

U.S. State Dept.
Transatlantic relations have suffered since the advent of Donald Trump’s presidency. While collaboration and mutual understanding were taken for granted on a plethora of issues of joint interest during the administration of Barack Obama, Trump approaches Europe with undisguised skepticism.

Security Experts

John S. Park

John S. Park

Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom; Director, Korea Project

Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty, International Security Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Mariana Budjeryn

Mariana Budjeryn

Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2017–2018; Former Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2016–2017