The SLD Forum focuses on key issues shaping the future of national security capabilities. We have dealt with the future of Pacific strategy, the future of airpower, the nature and impact of the Bold Alligator 2012 exercise and Just Do It or how to shape a post-Afghan US military. In this Forum, we are looking at identifying the challenges facing the democracies in the second nuclear age. What tools are necessary to ensure deterrence of new nuclear powers emerging in the Second Nuclear Age? How to manage the challenges from powers seeking to leverage the threat of becoming nuclear for significant strategic advantage?
Our guest editor for this Forum is Dr. Paul Bracken, Professor at Yale University, and the author of The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics.