Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Telephone: (617) 495-1411
October 24, 2007
Steven E. Miller is the director of the Belfer Centerís International Security Program. He began his association with the Center as a predoctoral fellow in 1977. In 1979 he joined the staff of what was then called the Center for Science and International Affairs and in 1981 he was named assistant director by founder Paul Doty.
Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter
The abortive coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow in August 1991 raised in a stark and alarming way the question of who was controlling the Soviet arsenal at a moment of extraordinary political instability. The subsequent disintegration of the Soviet Union raised the equally consequential question of who would inherit the Soviet nuclear arsenal. The ensuing and ongoing political instability and economic travails in Russia raised the question of the safety and security of the Russian nuclear arsenal and nuclear empire. In view of the fact that these weapons and associated nuclear materials constitute the largest potential threat to the United States and its allies, and given the potential of Russian nuclear weapons and weapons-usable materials to fuel terrorism and nuclear proliferation, this is one of the most significant security issues of the post-Cold War era. Work on the safety and security of Russian nuclear holdings soon led to concern about the adequacy of custodial arrangements for nuclear weapons and nuclear materials on a global scale. Meanwhile, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 highlighted the danger that a terrorist group might obtain nuclear weapons and inflict an even more terrible attack.
"Why should others be taken to task when the Nuclear Five are themselves failing to comply with treaty obligations under Article VI, as others see it?"
Journal Article, Syracuse Law Review, issue 3, volume 57
This article was prepared for the Symposium on A Nuclear Iran: The Legal Implications of a Preemptive National Security Strategy held at the Syracuse University School of Law, Syracuse, New York, 26-27 October 2006.
Summary, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
"The efforts that the Center has made in addressing the nuclear challenges of the post-Cold War era are anchored in the books that it has produced on the major dimensions of the problem."
Journal Article, Survival, issue 4, volume 48
This article was prepared for a Council on Foreign Relations/International Institute for Strategic Studies Symposium on Iraq's Impact on the Future of US Foreign and Defence Policy, with generous support from Rita E. Hauser.
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, (Projects and Studies Section), issue 2, volume LX
September 11, 2006
Op-Ed, Nezavisimaya Gazeta
"Set against the probable weakness of the threatened sanctions is the fact that in Iran’s domestic politics, abandonment of the challenged aspects of the nuclear program would be seen as an intolerable and unforgivable capitulation to Washington’s pressure and manipulations."
August 31, 2006
"It is now incontrovertibly clear that the Bush Administration seriously miscalculated the costs and benefts associated with its invasion of Iraq...."
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, (Projects and Studies section), issue 2, volume LIX