Henry D. Sokolski

Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The U.S. President and nearly all his critics agree that the spread of nuclear weapons and the possibility of their seizure and potential use is the greatest danger facing the United States and the world. Looking at the way government and industry officials downplay the risks of civilian nuclear technology and materials being diverted to make bombs, one would get almost the opposite impression.  {read more}

Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing: What Does History Teach?

Publication Date: March 2014

Ever since President Obama made securing nuclear weapons assets a top priority for his global arms control agenda, guarding and disposing of these holdings have become an international security preoccupation.   {read more}

The Next Arms Race

Publication Date: July 2012

With New START now being implemented with Russia, it has become fashionable to push for even far deeper cuts, perhaps as low as several warheads on each side. Such low numbers, though, approach what other nuclear weapons states, such as France, China, Israel, India, and Pakistan, either have or plan to get.   {read more}

Pure Risk: Federal Clean Energy Loan Guarantees

Publication Date: March 2012

Up until the controversy surrounding the default of the Solyndra Corporation on its federal clean energy loan guarantee in November of 2011, such guarantees enjoyed broad-based bipartisan support.  Not any longer.   {read more}

Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

After three weeks of expanded debate and negotiation, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in New York concluded on May 27 with a final declaration that all 189 NPT members sign off on. Controversy over the declaration's demand that Israel rid itself of its nuclear weapons holdings ensued almost immediately. President Obama and officials at the State Department regretted this demand but noted that the declaration would "only strengthen the NPT as a critical part of our efforts to ensure that all nations meet their NPT obligations or face consequences." Get a run down on the key results of the NPT review conference along with an assessment of how helpful or harmful the new declaration might be to the treaty's operational future.  {read more}

Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

Publication Date: 2004

This report is based on commissioned research and commentary of over 30 of the nation's leading experts on Iran and nuclear proliferation.  {read more}

Beyond Nunn-Lugar

Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia

Publication Date: 2002

With so many analyses already available of U.S.-Russian cooperative threat reduction efforts it is not obvious why one should bother with yet another. There are, however, three good reasons for doing so.  {read more}

Best of Intentions

America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation

Publication Date: 2001

A history of US nonproliferation efforts since the dawn of the Cold War.  {read more}