NC3 SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIC STABILITY: A GLOBAL OVERVIEW
TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL SECURITY STRATEGIC STABILITY REPORTS
The nature of NC3 (nuclear command, control and communications) faces urgent challenges. Multi-sector discussions took place at a two-day gathering at the Hoover Institution on January 22 to 23, 2019. It featured intense discussion based on readings and presentations by practitioners, academics, experts and opinion-makers in the field with specific skills-sets across relevant fields.
A standout feature of the gathering was the cross-section of participants who would otherwise not typically converge in discussions, confined, as they are, to their specialist fields (nuclear specifics, politics, history, law, engineering, computer science, and security). The gathering sought to engage, interrogate and venture pathways and approaches to the issue of NC3 from multiple perspectives.
The workshop was conducted under the operating protocols of the Chatham House rule. The conveners of the workshop were the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, the Preventive Defense Project (Stanford University); and Technology for Global Security.
For the next six months, Technology for Global Security will be releasing weekly reports and interviews based off of the discussions held during the workshop. A preview of upcoming reports to be released in April are be located below:
Peter Hayes NC3 Systems and Strategic Stability: A Global Overview, April2019
Dr. Janne E. Nolan, Phillip Reiner, Peter Hayes Podcast, April 2019
Dr. John Harvey, Phillip Reiner, Peter Hayes Podcast, April 2019
Dr. Paul Bracken, Phillip Reiner, Peter Hayes Podcast, April 2019
Synthesis Report Technology for Global Security, Preventive Defense Project: Stanford University, Nautilus Institute
A two-day gathering at the Hoover Institution on January 22 to 23, 2019 discussed the challenges of NC3 systems at length. The subject matter of this report features an overview of preliminary discussions and several sessions that took place over the course of several days. READ MORE
The following observations and conclusions were noted:
The modernization of NC3 systems.
Deterrenceposture effects in a multipolar environment.
Shift in global perspective beyond the historical Soviet-US stability paradigm on the subject of NC3 from the Cold War.
Updated country profiles of NC3 systems.
Cross domain realities (quantum, cyber technologies) of NC3 systems.
Joint data exchange and confidence building measures for NC3.
Decision making, weapons systems, and operational matters complexities
Simplification of systems to avoid accidents/accidental use in moment