The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace With Iran
Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously. To revive the nuclear deal, the threat of military escalation needs to be on the table.
Will China’s New Missile Lead to Escalation or Stability?
Beijing’s FOBS delivery system could provoke an arms race—or a more stable deterrence relationship.
China’s Orbital Bombardment System Is Big, Bad News—but Not a Breakthrough
An attempt to evade missile defenses threatens to worsen a costly arms race.
Israel Needs Weapons to Stop Iran’s Bomb
Jerusalem needs help from Washington to prevail in a terrible conflict.
How Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan Helped North Korea Get the Bomb
Islamabad and Pyongyang exchanged technology, cash, and expertise.
The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks
President Ebrahim Raisi doesn’t consider reviving the nuclear deal a top priority.
Iran Seeks to Fill a Middle East Power Vacuum
The United States and Israel worry the “Afghanistan effect” allows Tehran to covertly pursue nuclear capability.
Separate the Iran Deal From Regional Security Negotiations
U.S. allies have already taken the initiative on regional issues. Insisting on a package deal could permanently derail nuclear talks.
New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability
The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.
Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says
But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran develops nukes.
Talk of a Nuclear Deterrent in South Korea
North Korea’s resumed activity at Yongbyon has reawakened calls for Seoul to go nuclear.
How Finding China’s Nuclear Sites Upset Pro-Beijing Trolls
Online propaganda doesn’t help solve China’s nuclear dilemmas
How to Make Iran Trust a New Nuclear Deal
Even if Washington can’t provide a guarantee that future administrations will maintain the deal, there are other ways to bridge the gap.
The Real Lessons of the Trump-Kim Love Letters
What the 27 mostly unpublished missives tell us about the future of U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.
How Iran’s Deadly Tanker Attack Is Linked to the Nuclear Deal
Not responding to a drone attack off Oman could actually impair progress on a deal.
Plutonium Pits Are a Critical Obstacle in U.S. Nuclear Plans
Modernization programs need to be realistic—and may be unnecessary.