North Korea: To Be or Not To Be Nuclear

by Sergey Batsanov As if all the volatility, conflict and human suffering around the world this year were not enough, in recent months the crisis over North Korea’s (DPRK) possession of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles has mutated from serious… Continue Reading  

“Putting Iran on Notice”—Stop Acting Like A Sovereign Country?

by Greg Thielmann Iran’s January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on February 1: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.”… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Nuclear Paradox

by John Feffer Of all the accomplishments and disappointments of the Obama presidency, his nuclear weapons policy is the greatest. Yes, you read that correctly. Obama’s approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy as well as his most… Continue Reading  

Seventy-Plus Nuclear Non-Proliferation Experts Endorse Deal

by Jim Lobe As an abundance of nuclear non-proliferation experts rallies behind the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) signed last month by the P5+1 and Iran, the paucity of arms-control specialists who oppose the deal has become increasingly apparent.… Continue Reading  

A Missed Nonproliferation Opportunity

by Paul R. Pillar Last week the latest quinquennial review conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) ended as a failure, without issuing a formal statement or report. The single biggest snag concerned whether to call for the convening of… Continue Reading