The INF Affair and Nuclear Arms Control Prospects

by Peter Jenkins My most natural starting point may be an account of what the secretary general of Pugwash, a German colleague, and I learned in Moscow on January 28 in meetings with Russia’s foreign minister and the appropriate deputy… Continue Reading  

Iranian Missiles: Hypocrisy And Paradox

by Peter Jenkins It is hard to know why Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed, in a statement on December 5, that Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile on December 1 demonstrated that Iran’s missile-related activities “go beyond what can… Continue Reading  

Iran: Does President Trump Have a Case?

by Peter Jenkins The Iranian nuclear problem has been on my mind for the last 15 years, and I am a fan of the diplomatic solution that was found in July 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… Continue Reading  

Did Israel Destroy a North Korean Reactor in the Syrian Desert?

by Peter Jenkins In connection with President Bashar al-Assad’s planned visit to North Korea, David Sanger and Mark Landler wrote on June 4 for The New York Times: The last time Mr. Assad did business with the Kim family, the… Continue Reading  

The JCPOA, the NAM, the NNWS, the USA, and the NPT

by Peter Jenkins  Someone asked me last week how President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would affect the nuclear non-proliferation regime centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).… Continue Reading