Nuclear

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How the US Turned North Korea into a Nuclear Power

The US has forgotten the cold logic of nuclear diplomacy. Time to remember it.

Why the New Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Is So Polarizing

The ban is likely to reinforce existing divides between countries that rely on nuclear weapons for their security, and those that don’t

Caricatures of John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif. (src: DonkeyHotey, Flickr.com, Creative Commons 2.0)

President Trump Ready to Decertify Iran Deal

The end of the JCPOA could have serious, complicating effects on proliferation, regional security, and international trade.

North Korea boasts about its nuclear weapons program by releasing photos and videos of its missiles. But in them are tiny clues to their true capability. A team of US analysts, working outside the government, shows how they decode these images to determine when North Korea is bluffing—and when it is showing true power.

Wall Street Journal Video Spotlights CNS “Decoders”

Cutting-edge intelligence tools aren’t just for governments anymore.

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Donald Trump Threatened North Korea After Completely Imaginary Negotiations

Fake news is threatening to produce a very real war.

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If Trump Kills the Iran Deal, He May Give the World Another Rocket Man

There is every chance that the story ends in precisely the same way, with yet another nuclear state hostile to the United States.

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Why Donald Trump Wants His Nukes to Be Smaller

Be wary of tiny nukes in tiny hands.

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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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Subjecting Israel’s Nuclear Program to the Rule of Law

The time has come for Israel to handle its most open secret differently.

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A Brief History of the Huge Mess in North Korea

Talking and food aid have not been the problem.