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On guard: North Korean private security and the UN

Andrea Berger

Malaysian-North Korean relations have been imploding since the assassination of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur Airport, and the subsequent revelations that North Korea has been doing a whole lot of other shady things on Malaysian soil. If you haven’t already, read my colleague Dan Salisbury’s post about possible North Korean-Malaysian submarine building. Some of …

The 1st Nuclear Ban Draft is Out

Long time reader, first time Wonker.  My thanks to the Wonk-Supreme for allowing me to contribute. The president of the negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban convention has just released her first draft of the proposed treaty. As will become readily apparent, I am not an expert on international law, but I am a keenly-interested …

What’s the Objective in a Nuclear War?

Quote of the week: “You show me a Secretary of Defense who’s planning not to prevail [in a nuclear war] and I’ll show you a Secretary of Defense who ought to be impeached.” —Caspar Weinberger, New York Times, August 24, 1982 In an influential article, “Atoms, Strategy and Policy,” published in the January 1956 issue …

North Korean WMD: A Guide to Online Resources

North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs are the topic du jour in the WMD world, but if you’re trying to get smart about the subject, where should you turn? The amount of material never gets any smaller, and you’ve nearly got to be an expert in your own right to judge what’s what. I won’t try to catalogue and …

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