Analysis

Trump is Bluffing about Attacking North Korea in 2018

But that still might get us all killed.

Nikolai Sokov

The Russification of US Deterrence Policy

After a quarter-century monopoly on such capabilities, the United States finds itself essentially in the same predicament that the Russians or Chinese have faced since the end of the Cold War.

OP#35: Countering North Korean Procurement Networks Through Financial Measures: The Role of Southeast Asia

OP#35: Countering North Korean Procurement Networks Through Financial Measures: The Role of Southeast Asia

Occasional Paper #35 is intended to aid Southeast Asian governments and financial institutions to counter financing of WMD programs in North Korea and other states of concern.

Andrea Berger

Canada Poised to Play an Important Role in Defusing the North Korea Crisis

Closer coordination is essential as countries with a stake in this issue are still miles apart on everything from the scale of the threat to the most desirable way forward.

President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev shake hands after signing the INF Treaty. (Src: Wikimedia Commons)

Are Arms Control Agreements Losing Their Value?

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty seems to be dying and no replacement is in sight.

Occasional Paper #34 map

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.

Moscow Command and Control Bunker

US-Russian Dialogue on Strategic Stability Held 65 Meters Underground in Moscow Command and Control Bunker

Participants shared the view that normalizing relations was of fundamental importance to the maintenance of strategic stability.

Donald Trump August 19, 2015 (Credit: Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

If Trump Wants to Use Nuclear Weapons, Whether it’s ‘Legal’ Won’t Matter

With virtually every other aspect of handling our nuclear weapons, there is a “two-man rule.”

Jeffrey Lewis

With Technology, These Researchers Are Figuring Out North Korea’s Nuclear Secrets

Did North Korea just test another missile engine? Satellite images suggest it did.