James Acton

James Acton

James M. Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy. His current research focuses on the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan and hypersonic conventional weapons.


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Postdoc at P'ton


Geneva: The TRR and Enrichment Abroad

Chinese Nuclear Subs on Display

Proving Disarmament Credentials

Obama-Medvedev Statement

A Freudian Slip?

Sir Michael Quinlan (1930—2009)

Debating Disarmament

Safeguards in Iran. And Elsewhere.

Acheson-Lilienthal Already Said It

Miss Atom 2009

Nuclear Stimulus

Iran Pop Quiz

10,000 comments and counting

Yet more on NORK HEU

The View from the IAEA

More on NORK HEU

IAEA Official Disputes The Box

Hibbs on Pakistan and Israel

US-Israel Deal for CTBT Ratification?

Trident on the Radio

Can the IAEA Suspend Assistance to Syria?

Norks May Have Shipped Syria U Fuel

Medvedev's Welcome to Obama

Sarko on Obama

Saving Kim's Blushes

The Yinhe Incident

China Pakistan Nuclear Deal

Be Careful What You Wish For

Back on-line

NSG Exemption (Take 2)

Moving on

What to do with British Pu?

Reflections on Chris Ford

What Does Article IV Mean?

USAF Organizational Culture and Reform

India's NSG Exemption

Continuous Deterrence: Still Necessary?

Miliband hosts disarmament meeting

British warheads

Schulte on the IAEA in the DPRK

Two Questions for Mr Hague

Jib Jab's latest

Off to Barcelona…

Persbo on NORKS, Japan and the IAEA

Safeguards in India

Big Questions, Small Questions

India update

More on the NORK declaration

Down She Goes

Syria-Iran link?

Disarmament Down Under

Le Livre Blanc Est Ici

Latest Khan Revelations

Tracing Paper Causes Nuclear Sub Accident

Lessons from the RSA

A Lot of NORK Pu

Syria's Short Stack

Boom Fizzle Fizzle

Would they? Could they?

Why now?

Three Scenarios for the NORKs

Anyone for a Masters?

NAF Talk on Iran

300 IR-2s?

Coming to America

Shea's Convention, the UAE and Finland

An Unexpected Speech

MNAs in Vienna

Disarmament and Deterrence

Jane's on Iranian Weaponization

It's That Time of the Year Again…

Where is Inshas?

Arms control literature: A one stop shop

Iran, the IAEA and Intentions

Browne on Disarmament

Get a whiff of this!

Analyzing NORK U

Brown on disarmament

What should we do with NORK Pu?

What is arms control for?

Conference on Disarmament

MAD nukes and Englishmen

Silence is highly enriched uranium

Japan a "long weekend" from the Bomb

Can We Verify NORK Pu Declaration?

Two cheers for the NIE

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