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Wilfred Wan

Researcher at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Wilfred Wan is a researcher at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). He has published on topics such as nuclear risk, sanctions, and the global non-proliferation regime and is the author of Regional Pathways to Nuclear Nonproliferation (University of Georgia Press, 2018).

Wan was previously a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science–United Nations University (UNU) Postdoctoral Fellow with the UNU Centre for Policy Research in Tokyo, and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow with the International Security Programme and the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Belfer Center. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Irvine.

Content by Wilfred Wan


Russia and the West: Why talk still matters

Blinken and Lavrov’s meeting in Geneva today is the latest in a series of meetings between Russian and various transatlantic and European actors over the past two weeks. While there has been no breakthrough, Wilfred Wan writes that these talks should be seen as a modest but necessary step in the right direction.

21 January 2022 | Wilfred Wan

The nuclear consequences of cyber vulnerabilities

As cyber-nuclear interactions are likely to increase given trends in the militarisation of the cyber domain and the digitalisation of nuclear weapons systems, Wilfred Wan writes that nuclear-armed states must strengthen the cyber security of their weapons and should elaborate standards across the entirety of their supply chains.

29 November 2021 | Wilfred Wan