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Combatting Ransomware: A Comprehensive Framework for Action: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force

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Future Digital Threats to Democracy – Trends and Drivers

Vera Zakem, Alexa Wehsener, Nina M. Miller

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Hotline Between Two Koreas: Status, Limitations and Future Tasks

Dr. Chung-in Moon and Boo Seung-Chan

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Building Communications Norms Across Nuclear C2

Dr. Salma Shaheen

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Nuclear Hotlines: Origins, Evolution, Applications

Steven E. Miller

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Formals Methods for NC3 Systems

Adam Wick

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Pay Attention

Alexa Wehsener

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Building Communications Norms Across Nuclear C2

Dr. Salma Shaheen

SUMMARY

“The pandemic has revealed a gross lack of preparedness and a weak response of nuclear-armed states to a global crisis that has implications far beyond health security.” – Dr. Salma Shaheen.

Some of the world’s nuclear-armed states continue to demonstrate inaccurate threat perceptions, inefficient planning, and failed attempts to combat the COVID 19 pandemic — how then can these countries, who have built the world’s deadliest weapons, perform in de-escalating a nuclear crisis? In our latest paper release, Dr. Salma Shaheen, stresses the importance of establishing new norms, constructing new practices, and securing reliant communications between nuclear-armed states before a potential crisis. Shaheen reaffirms the need for a direct communication link between global leaders to facilitate quick and efficient communications between nuclear-armed states — a capability she cites as essential for escalation control and nuclear weapons reduction, with a direct impact on crisis aversion and thus global security.

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