Nuclear Weapon Issues in the 21st Century

Table of Contents

Edited by Pierce S. Corden, David Hafemeister and Peter Zimmerman
American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Volume 1596 (2014)
At George Washington University, November 2-3, 2013

I. Strategic Arms Control

  • Preface, Pierce S. Corden, David Hafemeister, Peter Zimmerman, 1
  • Keynote Address, Greg Delawie, 5
  • Verifying the INF and START Treaties, Edward Ifft, 8
  • Monitoring and Verification of Nuclear Weapons, Richard Garwin, 13
  • Nuclear Weapons Modernizations, Hans Kristensen, 21
  • Primer on Nuclear Exchange Models, David Hafemeister, 32
  • Gorbachev’s Unofficial Arms-Control Advisers, Frank von Hippel, 39
  • Adventures in Scientific Nuclear Diplomacy, Siegfried Hecker, 49
  • Working Toward A World Without Nuclear Weapons, Sidney Drell, 58
  • Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War, Owen Toon, Alan Robock, Richard Turco, 65

II. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

  • The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the Relationship, Thomas Graham, Jr., 74
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Seismic Monitoring: 2012 US NAS Report and
    Recent Explosions, Earthquakes, and Other Seismic Sources, Paul Richards, 79
  • Xenon Monitoring and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test¬-Ban Treaty, Ted Bowyer, 96
  • CTBT On-Site Inspections, J.J. Zucca, 105
  • Stockpile Stewardship Past, Present, and the Future, Marvin Adams, 115

III. Ballistic Missile Defense

  • The National Research Council Study: “Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense,” Dean Wilkening, 123
  • The Science, Technology, and Politics of Ballistic Missile Defense, Phillip Coyle, 135
  • The Strategic Offense Initiative? The Soviets and Star Wars, Peter Westwick, 143

IV. Nuclear Proliferation

  • Evolution and Resilience of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, Arian Pregenzer, 152
  • Negotiations with North Korea: Lessons Learned, Robert Gallucci, 160
  • Nuclear Programs in India and Pakistan, Zian Mian, 164
  • Status of Iran’s Nuclear Program and Negotiations, David Albright, 171
  • Technical Solutions to Nonproliferation Challenges, Lawrence Satkowiak, 180
  • Laser and Gas Centrifuge Enrichment, Olli Heinonen, 194
  • Scope and Verification of a Fissile Material (Cutoff) Treaty, Frank von Hippel, 200
  • Post Detonation Nuclear Forensics, Jay Davis, 206
  • The Gas Centrifuge and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation, Houston G. Wood, Alexander Glaser and R. Scott Kemp, 210

V. Mass-Casualty Terrorism; Review and the Future

  • Revolution in Nuclear Detection Affairs, Warren Stern, 219
  • Scanning of Vehicles for Nuclear Materials, J.I. Katz, 225
  • Short Course Review and the Future, Pierce S. Corden, 236


  • Nuclear Arms Chronology, David Hafemeister, 246
  • Author Bio Briefs, 258
  • Nuclear Weapon Issues Participants, 265
  • Author Index, 266