The Czech Republic Is Caught in a Nuclear Tug of War
Competition among China, Russia, and the West is taking the form of a battle to build reactors in Eastern Europe.
North Korea Doesn’t Trust China to Protect It
Pyongyang will never accept the shelter of another power’s nuclear umbrella.
Iran Policy in Holding Pattern Before Elections
The sudden departure of Brian Hook leaves the Trump administration scrambling to snatch some victory after two years of “maximum pressure” on Iran.
Document of the Week: U.S. Pushes Doomed Iran Resolution at U.N.
Trump’s Iran gambit is sweeping, punitive, and has little chance of success.
The Hiroshima Effect
Seventy-five years after the first nuclear bomb fell, we are grateful it hasn’t happened again, mystified it didn’t, and terrified it still might.
Trump Wants China on Board With New Arms Control Pact
Obama’s New START arms treaty limited Russian and American nukes. Now, U.S. officials want to rope in Beijing.
Electromagnetic Pulses Are the Last Thing You Need to Worry About in a Nuclear Explosion
One of America’s weirdest strategic obsessions won’t go away.
Trump Administration Unveils Security Council Resolution Extending Iran Arms Embargo
But the draft has little support among major powers at the U.N., reflecting Washington’s isolation on its Iran policy.
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Iran is resuming its enrichment of uranium, Syrian mercenaries are in Libya, and the Taliban are exploiting the coronavirus.
North Korea Continues to Flout Trump, Advance Nuclear Ambitions
A U.N. panel concludes that the U.S. president’s outreach to Kim Jong Un has changed little in his behavior.
Will Iran Follow North Korea’s Path and Ditch the NPT?
As tensions escalate, Iran’s leadership appears to be considering withdrawing from the global nonproliferation framework entirely.
Low-Yield Nukes Are a Danger, Not a Deterrent
Deterrence theorists are pushing ideas that have never been tested.
The Iran Deal Is Not Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There
Europe’s decision to start the dispute settlement process may set the clock ticking on the deal’s ultimate demise.
2020: The End of New START, or the Start of Something New?
The coming year will either bring new U.S.-Russia talks or a renewed arms race.
Rafael Grossi Isn’t America’s—or Iran’s, or North Korea’s—Man
The new head of the IAEA was the United States’ preferred candidate. But, as global tensions rise, he quickly needs to prove his independence.
South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor North Korea Human Rights Resolution for First Time Since 2008
Seoul may be trying to preserve its fading diplomatic outreach to Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un’s Warning for Trump
With a deadline for restarting nuclear talks looming, North Korea ups the ante on the United States.
The United States’ Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Weapons Are Dangerously Entangled
New evidence from the Yom Kippur War shows how such knots can lead to nuclear annihilation.
Turkey Has Long Had Nuclear Dreams
Ankara has been contemplating developing nuclear weapons since the 1960s.