Disarmament Diplomacy and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

How did the humanitarian impact movement morph into a multilateral treaty to ban the possession of nuclear weapons?

Melissa Hanham on PBS NewsHour

Technical and Political Insights into North Korea

Warring words, nuclear tests, and increased missile capabilities: CNS experts on the developments and implications.

An Award for the Collapse of Nuclear Disarmament

ICAN isn’t the Nobel Peace Prize winner that policy makers wanted, but it’s the one they deserve.

North Korean Flag in Pyongyang

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.

CNS article

The Problem With Canada’s Ballistic Missile Defence Debate

Canada’s conversation over North Korea policy should not be about missile defence.

CNS article

Donald Trump Threatened North Korea After Completely Imaginary Negotiations

Fake news is threatening to produce a very real war.

Fall 2017 Visiting Fellows with CNS Deputy Director Elena Sokova and Margarita Kalinina-Pohl (left to right) Li Nan, Merkeb Yimesel, Javiera Herrera, and Alimzhan Akhmetov.

Fellows from Asia, Africa, and South America Undergo Nonproliferation Training at CNS

CNS is hosting four visiting fellows from Chile, China, Ethiopia, and Kazakhstan.

Advances in North Korea’s Missile Program and What Comes Next

The longer the wait, the greater North Korea’s technological capabilities will become, making diplomacy and war more difficult and dangerous.