Reducing nuclear weapons risk

Think tank: Chatham House

Author(s): Various authors

December 6, 2023

This report from UK think tank Chatham House highlights behavioural insights and the human factor in nuclear decision-making.

This research paper highlights four aspects of nuclear weapons policy in which behavioural insights could be relevant and useful: reducing overconfidence among decision-makers; addressing concerns about miscommunication in nuclear decision-making; minimizing errors in nuclear policy implementation; and increasing public and political engagement.