Nuclear Issues

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Gary Samore Discusses Red Lines for Iran's Nuclear Program at the 2013 Aspen Security Forum

| July 17, 2013

Gary Samore, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs's Executive Director for Research, spoke on a panel entitled "Iran: Crossing the Red Line?" at the Aspen Security Forum in July of 2013.

The videotaped discussion is available here.


Cyber Disorders: Rivalry and Conflict in a Global Information Age

| May 3, 2012

The risks posed by the proliferation of cyber weapons are gaining wide recognition among security planners. Yet the general reaction of scholars of international relations has been to neglect the cyber peril owing to its technical novelties and intricacies. This attitude amounts to either one or both of two claims: the problem is not of sufficient scale to warrant close inspection, or it is not comprehensible to a non-technical observer. This seminar challenged both assertions.

Professor Tom Nichols (far left) presenting his paper.

Photo by James Wilson


Nuclear Attack and Conventional Retaliation: Small States, Proliferation, and Nuclear War

| June 19, 2010

How can large states deter small nuclear powers—and how should they respond if successfully attacked by a smaller aggressor with WMD, especially nuclear weapons? This paper considers conventional alternatives to in-kind nuclear retaliation, which may be impossible in the modern era.