Jul 2, 2024

Putin is using Belarus to escalate his nuclear threats

By Peter Dickinson

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is increasingly using Belarus to escalate his nuclear intimidation tactics against the West, writes Peter Dickinson.

Belarus Conflict


May 31, 2024

A nuclear negotiator takes the helm of Iran’s foreign ministry. So what’s next?

By Arash Azizi

Speaking at the funeral of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Ali Bagheri Kani affirmed that he would follow the policies of his predecessor.

Iran Middle East


May 21, 2024

Ukraine’s Western allies should fear Russian victory not Russian defeat

By Peter Dickinson

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy says his country's allies fear the potential geopolitical consequences of Russian defeat, but Russian victory is a far more realistic and alarming prospect, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Industry


May 9, 2024

The nuclear fatwa that wasn’t—how Iran sold the world a false narrative

By Khosro Sayeh Isfahani

Tracking the supreme leader's comments over the past two decades demonstrates that he never issued a fatwa against building a nuclear weapon.

Conflict Iran


Apr 23, 2024

This round of Iran-Israel escalation is over, but the next could be just around the corner

By Raz Zimmt

The continuous campaign between Iran and Israel is unlikely to end, and the precedent set by their direct military engagement has become another option on the confrontation table.

Conflict Iran

In the News

Mar 18, 2024

Starling and Massa quoted in Air and Space Forces Magazine

By Atlantic Council

On February 27, Clementine Starling and Mark Massa were quoted in Air and Space Fores Magazine about the effects that a nuclear detonation in space could have on US military Satellites.

Nuclear Deterrence Nuclear Nonproliferation

In the News

Mar 14, 2024

Braw quoted in TRT on Russia’s nuclear threat

By Elisabeth Braw

On March 14, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw was featured in TRT on the nuclear threat posed by Putin’s Russia.   

Nuclear Deterrence Nuclear Nonproliferation


Feb 29, 2024

Bowing to Putin’s nuclear blackmail will make nuclear war more likely

By Peter Dickinson

By allowing themselves to be intimidated by Putin’s nuclear threats, Western leaders risk plunging the world into a dark new era of insecurity and aggression, writes Peter Dickinson.

Arms Control Conflict

In the News

Feb 16, 2024

Garlauskas published in Foreign Affairs

On February 15, Markus Garlauskas and the Korea Society’s Jonathan Corrado published a new piece in Foreign Affairs titled, “The Arsenal of Autocracy: How North Korean Weapons Fuel Conflict—and How to Stop the Flow.” The article emphasizes the importance of building a United States-led international effort to stop North Korea from establishing arms trade relationships […]

Arms Control China

In the News

Feb 9, 2024

Zysk in on nuclear threats and de-escalation

By Katarzyna Zysk

On February 9, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Katarzyna Zysk was quoted in discussing the Russian nuclear threats. 

Europe & Eurasia Nuclear Nonproliferation