PONI Awarded Carnegie Corporation Grant to Address Emerging Threats to Nuclear Stability
This project focuses on how rapid technology developments—including artificial intelligence, robotics, and advanced sensing—are expected to reshape situational awareness, crisis management, and strategic warning on the conventional battlefield, introducing new and complex risks to strategic stability in the nuclear domain.
“We hope PONI’s network of next generation experts from across the nuclear enterprise,” PONI director Rebecca Hersman explained, “will help policymakers better understand the risks and opportunities presented by emerging surveillance and strategic warning technologies and the impact these changes might have on crisis management and nuclear escalation.”
The study methodology incorporates policy and technological experts—both current and rising—from CSIS and universities to identify areas of priority that would have the greatest implications for strategic stability. Research will focus on responding to developments related to North Korea and China through scenario-based exercises, while also publishing analysis throughout the two-year grant on a new website.
For more on the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues, visitwww.csis.org/programs/international-security-program/project-nuclear-issues.