CNS article

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.

CNS article

The Thick Red Line: Implications of the 2013 Chemical-Weapons Crisis for Deterrence and Transatlantic Relations

Whether or not American policy after the 2013 Syrian chemical-weapons attack was wise, its execution was bungled, causing harm to US– France relations.

The Likely Reason North Korea Has Stopped Its Ballistic Missile Tests — For Now

This is likely part of an annual slowdown in testing we’ve observed now in North Korea for several years.

Senior NPT Diplomats Debate What to Expect at the Next PrepCom

Senior NPT Diplomats Debate What to Expect at the Next PrepCom

The Korean Peninsula, a WMD-free Middle East zone, the Ban Treaty, the future of the Iran deal, and US-Russian relations were among the top issues considered.

Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov

Iran: A New Strategic Partner for Russia?

VIDEO: Seminar with international security and Russia’s foreign policy expert Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.