Russian INF Compliance
Posted 2 December 2013
Allegations of Russian arms control cheating are unfounded, but a good reason to revisit treaty options. Nikolai Sokov
International Workshop on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education and Capacity Development
Posted 26 November 2013
On 14-15 November, 2013, VCDNP co-hosted this workshop with keynote speaker Dr. Lassina Zerbo.
Norm Dynamics in Multilateral Arms Control
Posted 20 November 2013
On 11 November, 2013, VCDNP hosted the launch of a new book by Harald Müller and Carmen Wunderlich.
UNSCR 1540: Improving Capacity, Communication, and Civil Society Engagement
Posted 4 November 2013
on the strengths, challenges, and recommendations for NGO involvement in combatting WMD terrorism for 1540 Compass
Chemical Weapons in Syria: The Bumpy Road to Elimination
Event • Posted 22 October 2013
On 7 October, 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar featuring Dr. Amy Smithson and Dr. Paul Walker.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats and Responses
Event • Posted 16 October 2013
This VCDNP co-hosted workshop was the second in a series on "Developing a Comprehensive Security Culture."
September 2013—Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Course
Course • Posted 10 October 2013
VCDNP conducted an intensive course on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament on 23-29 September 2013.
Busy September at the VCDNP
Event • Posted 7 October 2013
Busy September at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
CNS and VCDNP Experts Provide Insights on 2013 IAEA General Conference
Posted 11 September 2013 • CNS
In the lead up to the 2013 General Conference, CNS and VCDNP have prepared a series of Fact Sheets on the on-going issues facing IAEA member states.
Briefing Paper for the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Disarmament
Posted 10 September 2013
CNS and VCDNP directors William Potter and Elena Sokova contributed analysis and recommendations on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation education.
VCDNP Participated in High-Profile Events and Hosted a Series of Meetings in July
Event • Posted 20 August 2013
July 2013 was a busy month at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
Disarmament Deal Takes Two Steps Back
Posted 4 September 2013
Disarmament and the Humanitarian Aspects of Nuclear Weapons
Event • Posted 8 August 2013
On August 2, 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Justice Christopher Gregory Weeramantry of the International Court of Justice from 1991-2000.
Controlling Soviet/Russian Nuclear Weapons in Times of Instability
Posted 2 August 2013
Dr. Nikolai Sokov authored a chapter appearing in a new book entitled Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach?
Dr. James Acton Speaks on Nuclear Arms Control During the Second Obama Administration
Event • Posted 24 July 2013
On July 16, 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Dr. James Acton, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Euro-Atlantic Security: The Future of NATO
Posted 17 July 2013
A new book includes two chapters by CNS and VCDNP staff:
: US policy with regard to tactical nuclear weapons
Dr. Nikolai Sokov
: Russian policy on these issues
Edited by Paolo Foradori and published in the Routlege series "Studies in European Security and Strategy," July 2013
Dr. Siegfried Hecker Gives High-Profile Talks, Meets with Diplomats and Scientists
Events • Posted 16 July 2013
During June 2013, Dr. Hecker took part in activities aimed at passing his extensive knowledge and experience to the next generation.
Nuclear Security Centers of Excellence in Asia: Harmonization and Nexus
Event • Posted 16 July 2013
On July 3, 2013, VCDNP co-organized a workshop with the ISCN of Japan and the Permanent Mission of Japan in Vienna.
Nuclear Power in China after the Fukushima Accident
Seminar • Posted 28 June 2013
On June 26, 2013, Dr. Zhu Xuhui, advisor to the China National Nuclear Corporation, gave a presentation at the VCDNP.
The Nuclear Security Summit: A Multi-Sectorial Approach
Seminar • Posted 4 June 2013
On 28 May 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar featuring Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, US State Department.
A Journey at the Nuclear Brink
Seminar • Posted 10 May 2013
On 8 May, 2013, VCDNP hosted a public seminar by Dr. William J. Perry
, a former US Secretary of Defense.
: Dr. Perry's essay
based on this presentation published by ELN.
What Comes Next in Nuclear North Korea?
Seminar • Posted 24 April 2013
On 18 April 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Siegfried Hecker, Distinguished Visiting Scientist at VCDNP.
Intensive Course on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Course • Posted 19 April 2013
An intensive course exclusively addressing nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament was conducted by VCDNP on March 25-29, 2013.
North Korea's Nuclear Capability Doubted By Skeptical Experts
Posted 19 April 2013
VCDNP's distinguished scientist quoted in Huffington Post
North Korea Needs More Tests for Nuclear Missile US Expert
Posted 19 April 2013
VCDNP's distinguished scientist quoted in Reuters
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons:
An Opportunity for Europe to Lead
Key Note Presentation • Lord Des Browne • Posted 5 April 2013
On 25 March 2013, Lord Des Browne of Ladyton, former UK Defence Secretary and Board member of the European Leadership Network (ELN), delivered a keynote presentation for VCDNP's non-proliferation and disarmament course for diplomats.
Hecker Responds to North Korea's Intent to Expand Nuclear Arsenal
Interview • Posted 3 April 2013
Dr. Siegfried Hecker, VCDNP Visiting Distinguished Scientist, and frequent visitor to North Korean nuclear facilities, discusses with CISAC the gravity and reality of the DPRK's announcement to restart nuclear facilities.
~VIDEO: Dr. Siegfried Hecker on North Korean Nuclear Facilities
Dr. Siegfried Hecker speaks with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
Responsibility Beyond Rules: Leadership for a Secure Nuclear Future
Panel Discussion • Posted 2 April 2013
On 20 March, 2013, VCDNP hosted a luncheon panel discussion with members of the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG).
The Chemical Weapons Convention: Making Disarmament Happen
Seminar • Posted 2 April 2013
On 19 March 2013, VCDNP hosted a seminar by H.E. Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Global Security, Safety, and Nuclear Governance after Fukushima: A Discussion with the US-Japan Nuclear Working Group
Seminar • Posted 1 March 2013
On February 18, 2013, VCDNP hosted a public seminar.
Nuclear Proliferation History: New Evidence, Analysis & Policy Insights
Meeting • Posted 12 February 2013
VCDNP hosted a meeting organized by the Center for Security Studies for the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.
US-Russian Relations: Beyond the Reset
Posted 29 January 2013
UN Secretary-General Lauds Work of CNS
Posted 21 January 2013
In a major address at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
emphasized the role of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation education, lauding in particular the work of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, managing organization of VCDNP.
Intensive Course on Disarmament Inaugurated
Course • Posted 8 January 2013
The first intensive course exclusively addressing nuclear disarmament was conducted by VCDNP on December 10-14, 2012.
Launch of New Book by Dr. Malcolm Chalmers: Less is Better
Book Launch • Posted 8 January 2013
Dr. Chalmers presented the key findings of his book and discussed the practical issues of reductions that could be pursued under existing arms control frameworks.
A POSSE of Global Young Scholars Re-Think Strategic Stability
Meeting • Posted 29 November 2012
The Project on Strategic Stability Evaluation is building a global network of leading young scholars moving beyond traditional concepts about nuclear weapons.
Thomas Schelling and Other Prominent Experts Discuss Global Zero
Seminar • Posted 28 November 2012
VCDNP hosted a seminar to explore the feasability of nuclear weapons abolition, featuring Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling.
Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Policy and Technology Solutions
Seminar • Posted 26 October 2012
On 23 October 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar that featured presentations by Anne Harrington and Simon G. Limage.
3rd Intensive Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
Course • Posted 4 October 2012
An intensive course for diplomats and practitioners focused on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament policy issues was held in Vienna, Austria on September 24-28, 2012.
Four Panelists Discuss Historical Cases When Nuclear Weapons Security Was Put at Risk
Panel Discussion • Posted 4 October 2012
On October 2, 2012 VCDNP hosted a panel discussion with participants in the Nuclear Policy Education Center's (NPEC) project titled "Nuclear Weapons Security Crisis: What Does History Teach?"
Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education: Recent Developments and the Way Forward
Posted 3 October 2012
Launch of New Book by CNS's Potter and Mukhatzhanova: Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement
Book Launch • Posted 27 September 2012
The book explores structures and politics within the NAM, the largest grouping of states engaged on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues.
CNS and VCDNP Experts Provide Insights on 2012 IAEA General Conference
Posted 12 September 2012 • CNS
In the lead up to the 2012 General Conference, CNS and VCDNP have prepared a series of Fact Sheets on the on-going issues facing IAEA member states.
Senior Chinese, US and UK Experts Discuss Nuclear Disarmament
Panel Discussion • Posted 24 July 2012
On July 18, 2012, VCDNP hosted an expert panel discussion "Maintaining Strategic Stability on the Path to Nuclear Zero."
VCDNP Seminar Series Features Joe Cirincione
Seminar • Posted 24 July 2012
On July 17, 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Joe Cirincione entitled "The Politics of the Current Nuclear Policy Debate in Washington."
U.S.-Russian Partnership for Advancing a Nuclear Security Agenda
Posted 5 July 2012 • CNS
A new paper by CNS, VCDNP, and the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS, Moscow, Russia).
Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA
Seminar • Posted 20 June 2012
On June 13, 2012, VCDNP hosted the launch of the "Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA" report by Trevor Findlay.
Prospects for Nuclear Security Partnership in Southeast Asia
Posted 17 May 2012 • CNS
A new paper by CNS, VCDNP, and the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS, Moscow, Russia).
NATO-Russia Disputes and Cooperation on Missile Defense
Posted 14 May 2012 • Nikolai Sokov
As the 2012 NATO Summit draws near, the lack of agreement between the Alliance and Russia stands in contrast to the promise of the last summit in 2010.
VCDNP Holds a Number of High-Profile Events during the NPT PrepCom
Posted 10 May 2012
Events hosted/organized during the April 30-May 11, 2012 NPT PrepCom in Vienna.
FAQ: The 2012 Middle East Conference
Updated 8 May 2012
A Q&A from CNS experts Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova and Chen Kane highlighting important details about the 2012 Conference.
Comprehensive NPT Resources for the 2012 PrepCom
Updated 1 May 2012
Comprehensive coverage featuring articles and documents related to the NPT Review Process.
Includes 2012 Briefing Book, FAQ, disarmament monitoring reports, experts for commentary, and more.
New Interactive 2012 PrepCom Site
Introducing a new interactive space for this year's PrepCom, featuring live updates from the PrepCom, visuals on nuclear nonproliferation, and facts and analysis on the NPT Review process.
Second Intensive Short Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
Course • Updated 22 March 2012
An intensive course for junior diplomats focused on nuclear nonproliferation policy issues held in Vienna, Austria on March 12-16, 2012.
North Korean Security Challenges and Changes: Focusing on the Nuclear Dimension
Mark Fitzpatrick • Seminar • Posted 19 March 2012
On March 19, 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar by Mark Fitzpatrick.
CTBT at 15: Status and Prospects
Roundtable Conference • Updated 25 October 2012 • Posted 27 February 2012
On 17 February 2012, VCDNP hosted a roundtable conference on CTBT-related issues.
Now includes ACA Conference Report.
Nuclear Islands: International Leasing of Sensitive Nuclear Fuel Cycle Sites
Christopher Paine • Seminar • Updated 27 February 2012
On 15 February 2012, VCDNP hosted a seminar with Christopher Paine, Nuclear Program Director at the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Elena Sokova quoted by Deutsche Welle
Press Coverage • Posted 9 February 2012
was quoted (in Russian) by Deutsche Welle
on nuclear security issues in Russia and the former Soviet Republic and on the recently released NTI Nuclear Security Index.
Nikolai Sokov quoted by Kommersant
Press Coverage • Posted 3 February 2012
was quoted (in Russian) by the Russian daily Kommersant
on NATO-Russia strategic stability issues.
In Search of a New Framework for Nuclear Disarmament: 20 Years After the New Beginning
Seminar • Updated 17 January 2012
VCDNP conducted a seminar in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations and International Organizations in Vienna.
Now includes Summary of Discussions