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Research in Progress, or RIP sheets, summarize projects sponsored by the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC). In a concise fashion, RIP sheets describe the strategic relevance and proposed approach to each project. RIP sheets are published when a project receives funding and do not include project findings or conclusions. Please see the ccc website ( for more information on PASCC and links to project reports.

Recent Submissions

  • Speaking Truth to Nonproliferation: Improving the Intelligence and Policy Nexus 

    Center on Contemporary Conflict; Sokolski, Henry (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-05);
    Objective: The success of U.S. nonproliferation efforts has most often resulted from actions beneath the public radar. Policy makers have acted on early indications of proliferation and were able to take modest measures ...
  • Reconceptualizing Strategic Stability as the Foundation for Major Power Relations 

    Center on Contemporary Conflict; Smith, James M. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-05);
    Objective: Achieving and maintaining strategic stability was the primary objective of the U.S.- Soviet relationship throughout the Cold War. During the Cold War, strategic stability was understood to be a largely ...
  • Implications of Indian Tactical Nuclear Weapons for South Asia Deterrence 

    Center on Contemporary Conflict; Perkovich, George (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-05);
    Objective: India’s new government plans to conduct a review of its nuclear policy, and it is reasonable to assume that the Modi administration will seek to improve India’s overall defense strategy and management, which ...

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