Arms Control Wonk: Leading Voices on Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Nuclear Deterrence and the Revenge of Geography

Joshua Pollack

With the President overriding his advisers to deliver insulting remarks and empty threats at the UN and Kim Jong Un responding personally and at some length, one really wonders where all this ends. John Kelly, left, reacts as he listens to President Trump’s U.N. speech. (Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP) https://t.co/mPR68T7rJ4 pic.twitter.com/MGNQ2jVWVc — Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) September 19, 2017 Short …

Deal Maker or Deal Breaker? Donald Trump’s Approach to Diplomacy

While I get bogged down in the details of how and when North Korea makes something go boom, the smart and much more diplomatic Sarah Bidgood takes a crack at understanding what President Trump’s statement at the UN General Assembly will do for multilateral negotiation.  Author: Sarah Bidgood I am assisting Dr. William Potter with …

Pyrrhic Victories and Draws

Quote of the week: “What history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for, but the methods we used to accomplish them.” — Hans Bethe In “Lonesome Day,” Bruce Springsteen offered this hopeful lyric: Hell’s brewing, dark sun’s on the rise This storm will blow through by and by House is on fire, …

SAR Image of Punggye-ri

Last week was pretty awesome — we had a huge “new tools” conference here at Monterey with all kinds of cool space and tech companies like Airbus. We have a great relationship with Airbus, which made available a pair of images taken with synthetic aperture radar of North Korea’s nuclear test site before and after …

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