Iran Sends a Threat, and Europe Scrambles
Some diplomats and experts worry the nuclear deal is on the verge of unraveling.
What Putin Said to Kim
A transcript of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Books in Brief
Recent releases on Richard Holbrooke, America’s hidden empire, and the untold story of Chernobyl.
With Trump’s Talks Faltering, Putin Wants In on the North Korea Game
Meeting Kim Jong Un may be the Russian leader’s latest effort to undermine the Americans.
Only Women Can Stop the Apocalypse
Men make nuclear weapons more dangerous. So why do they still dominate the field?
Will Congress Let Trump Build More Nuclear Weapons?
The administration and Capitol Hill are on a collision course over the future of U.S. nukes.
Trump Offers Clumsy Olive Branch to North Korea
Experts say the U.S. president seems desperate to rescue his promise of a nuclear deal.
U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia
Some worry the deployment of these weapons could spark a nonnuclear missile race.
Air Force’s $166 Billion Budget Would Help Revamp U.S. Nuclear Deterrent
The service would get a significant increase in research and development dollars.
The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.
Former President Barack Obama’s arms control czar says Trump gained by showing he’s “not a soft touch.”
There’s a Silver Lining in the Clouds Over the North Korea Negotiations
The failure of high-level discussions may force Washington and Pyongyang to start more effective working-level talks.
Pompeo: Time to ‘Regroup’ After Vietnam Summit
North Korea disputes Trump's account of what went wrong in Vietnam. Can diplomats salvage Trump's ultimate deal with Kim Jong Un?
Amid Re-Election Campaign, Modi Takes the Fight to Pakistan
India’s apparently done tolerating terrorist havens across the Pakistani border—but the showdown risks a nuclear escalation.
New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury
As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.
The Real North Korea Summit Is Inside the Trump Administration
It’s clear by now what North Korea is willing to offer in nuclear negotiations. The question is what the United States makes of it.
North Korea Needs a Real Deal, Not a Trump Special
The Hanoi summit can be a step forward—if both sides commit.
In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense
As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?