Emerging technologies and the vulnerabilities of nuclear weapons systems
Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Special Issue Call for Papers
Deadline: 31 October 2019
As a recent UNIDIR report suggested, rapid advances in digital technologies can make existing nuclear weapons systems increasingly vulnerable. But emerging risks associated with new technologies, especially in the field of cyberspace and artificial intelligence (AI), cannot be well captured by traditional concepts in the Cold War era such as “arms race” and “arms control.” In the second nuclear age, when nuclear weapons have been proliferated to nearly ten states, the problems that we are facing have become all the more complex.
In the light of these recent developments, the J-PAND editors wish to call for papers related to topics and questions that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- What kinds of risks are created in nuclear weapons systems by emerging cyber technologies?
- How will human-machine interface in nuclear weapons systems change in the future?
- Will the development of AI enhance or exacerbate nuclear security?
- How can we control emerging technologies that put nuclear weapons systems at risk?
The special issue is expected to be published in May 2020.