Asia

North Korea Bioweapons Program

North Korea’s Bioweapons Program

Analysis of images of the Pyongyang Bio-technical Institute reveals North Korea can produce regular, military-sized batches of biological weapons, specifically anthrax.

Nuclear Fuel Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Fuel Bank: A New Nonproliferation Tool

A former Soviet facility that once produced fuel for nuclear submarines now has the chance to play a key role in reducing the spread of nuclear weapons.

An Oral History of the Nunn-Lugar Program

Kazakhstan hosts a three-day conference to discuss cooperative efforts to secure and eliminate WMDs.

Great, Now China’s Got Multiple Nuclear Warhead Missiles?

Does China’s new MIRV capabilities alter its nuclear posture? And is this in direct response to US missile defense programs? Jeffrey Lewis explains.

Tracking Growth in Dual Use Commodities in Southeast Asia

New research aims to help the region prepare for upcoming WMD proliferation challenges.

Miles Pomper

Syria Agrees to Return Highly Enriched Uranium to China

Miles Pomper comments in Al-Monitor on Syria’s decision to repatriate highly enriched uranium to China.

US-Vietnam Nuclear Deal

US-Vietnam Nuclear Pact Meets the “Silver Standard”

New nuclear cooperation agreement with Vietnam may not be perfect, but it is progress.

Fuel Banks and Fukushima: Day Seven of the NPT PrepCom 2012

Summary of discussions on the right of parties to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Central Asia Becomes A Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone

The treaty was signed approximately eight years after the presidents of Central Asia first issued their joint declaration calling for the zone.

Export Control Observer

Export Control Observer

International Export Control Observer (IECO) launched in September 2005. The IECO replaced the NIS and Asian Export Control Observers.