CHARLES KNIGHT

Project on Defense Alternatives

cknight@comw.org

Charles Knight is Senior Fellow at the Project on Defense Alternatives and co-founded the project with Carl Conetta in 1991.  In 1989 he founded the Ground Force Alternatives Project at the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies where he was a Research Fellow at the time.

In his work at the Project on Defense Alternatives he has authored and co-authored numerous publications. These have  appeared in such publications as Defense News, American Sentinel, Boston Review, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Social Policy, Boston Globe, Time, International Security, and Dissent.

Mr Knight also edits the Defense Strategy Review webpage. He has made numerous presentations on peace and security issues at governmental and non-governmental institutions, and during the 1994-1996 period had the honor to consult on stability-oriented security options for southern Africa with the African National Congress and South African Ministry of Defense.

Formerly Mr Knight was a fellow at the Institute for Peace and International Security in Cambridge, Massachusetts and publisher of Working Papers magazine.

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Why Security Guarantees Are the Key to Solving the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Jun-28-2019

Pyongyang will not lower its guns without a promise that it won't be harmed. Could this be the key to peace on the Korean Peninsula?

by Henri Féron and Charles Knight

Senior Fellows, Emeritus Senior Fellows

How ‘The New York Times’ Deceived the Public on North Korea

Nov-16-2018

Stretching the findings of a think-tank report on Pyongyang’s missile bases is a reminder of the paper’s role in the lead-up to the Iraq War...

Charles Knight quoted

What to Look For in the Pyongyang Inter-Korean Summit

Sep-14-2018

Denuclearization is a long-term project. In light of that reality, what should we expect from the upcoming summit?

by Charles Knight

A Russian Perspective On Korean Denuclearization

Mar-18-2018

I met Anastasia Barannikova this last December when I visited the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. I was there to participate in discussions with eight of the university’s regional security experts about the situation in Korea, only a few hundred kilometers distant from where we sat. In my notes I circled Anastasia Barannikova’s name. Her colleagues mentioned that she had the best set of contacts with North Koreans.

by Charles Knight

A Russian Perspective On Korean Denuclearization

Mar-18-2018

I met Anastasia Barannikova this last December when I visited the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. I was there to participate in discussions with eight of the university’s regional security experts about the situation in Korea, only a few hundred kilometers distant from where we sat. In my notes I circled Anastasia Barannikova’s name. Her colleagues mentioned that she had the best set of contacts with North Koreans... READ MORE »

by Charles Knight

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