Joshua Pollack’s Articles

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OP#34: Open-Source Monitoring of Uranium Mining and Milling for Nuclear Nonproliferation Applications

Rapidly evolving open-source tools are giving researchers a window into the first step toward a possible nuclear bomb.

The North Korea standoff will get worse: Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are trapped in a vicious cycle

Nothing good will come from the unyielding stances that prevail in Washington and Pyongyang.

OP#33: WMD Proliferation Risks at the Nexus of 3D Printing and DIY Communities

Occasional Paper #33 examines the degree to which additive manufacturing – including its distribution and use – may be introducing new proliferation risks.

Let’s Walk This Through: If North Korea Launches An ICBM, Then…

It takes a lot of rosy assumptions to get to President Trump’s 97% chance of success.

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President Trump’s Bombastic Rhetoric Will Do Nothing to De-Nuclearize North Korea

Open threats of annihilation only reinforce the importance of weapons of mass destruction for the survival of the North Korean state.

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A Brief History of the Huge Mess in North Korea

Talking and food aid have not been the problem.

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Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down North Korea’s Missile? Maybe It Couldn’t

Pyongyang’s claim that it has tested a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded on a ballistic missile raises questions about how good the west’s defense systems are.

CNS article

The Clear Logic of the Latest North Korean Test

Kim Jong Un has a predictable purpose and a plan.

Five Myths About Missiles

We couldn’t necessarily destroy all of North Korea’s on the ground. Or in the air.

North Korean WMD: A Guide to Online Resources

North Korean WMD: A Guide to Online Resources

Find the best online resources that are up-to-date or are older materials of importance, written in English.