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

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

Melissa Hanham

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 …

Proliferation in the Age of Uncertainty

Quote of the week: “It is clear that the use of such a weapon cannot be justified on any ethical ground which gives a human being a certain individuality and dignity, even if he happens to be a resident in an enemy country.” — Enrico Fermi and I.I. Rabi, addendum to the Report of the …

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