Friday, September 25, 2015 

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With the world focused on Iran, it is tempting to think that addressing this case, North Korea, and the problem of nuclear terrorism is all that matters and is what matters most. Perhaps, but if states become more willing to use their nuclear weapons to achieve military advantage, our security could be held hostage not just by Pyongyang, Tehran, and terrorists, but to nuclear proliferation, miscalculation, and wars between a much larger number of possible players. This, in a nutshell, is the premise of Henry Sokolski’s new book, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, which explores what we may be up against in the next few decades and how we think about this future. The book has already received favorable reviews in SURVIVAL and critical praise from Ambassador Robert Gallucci, Eric Schlosser (Command and Control), former Office of Net Assessment director Andrew Marshall, and professor Robert Jervis (Columbia University).

Henry Sokolski

Henry Sokolski

Henry Sokolski is the executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and teaches at the Institute of World Politics in Washington DC. He has served in the Pentagon as deputy for Nonproliferation Policy, as a full-time consultant to the Secretary of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, as a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, a member of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Senior Advisory Group, and as a Senate legislative aide on nuclear energy and military affairs. He was appointed to the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism and the Deutch WMD Proliferation Commission and has authored and edited numerous volumes on strategic weapons proliferation issues.