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Evaluating the Visit to Hiroshima

Michael Krepon

What are we to make of President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima? To my ear, President Obama’s speech was oddly unequal to the occasion – and not just because he signaled no new efforts to move in the direction of his aspirational goal of a world without nuclear weapons. Mr. Obama was obliged to repeat this …

Announcing Geo4Nonpro!

There’s a lot of hype about the use of both commercial satellite imagery and crowdsourcing for verification activities. Well, I decided to put those two hands together and build a website with Jeffrey and Catherine (it’s why you haven’t heard from me in forever). Welcome to www.geo4nonpro.org! The idea is to invite a “curated” crowd …

Admitting Non-NPT Members: Questions for the NSG

The Nuclear Suppliers Group in coming weeks may consider an application for membership from India, and perhaps also from Pakistan. Both states possess nuclear weapons and are outside the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Hence, they are states whose nuclear weapon activities the NSG has actively sought to inhibit. In its scope and activities, the NSG …

The Second Coming of MIRVs

Reminder! The book launch event takes place on Monday, May 16, at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC. If the Pentagon is to be believed, the second coming of MIRVs is upon us, this time in Asia, with China’s deployment of the DF-5B missile. The advent of MIRVs in the first nuclear age was ruinous to …

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