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On Memorial Day, Remembering Mark Hatfield and Others Who Served

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “People understood that when lives are given on their behalf they have received something precious. Ceremonies are a way to give something precious in return.” — Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) Editor’s note: Dan Caldwell is a superb teacher, a prolific author, and a wonderful friend. At this time of …

Crippling the Open Skies Treaty Punishes Allies and the US, Not Russia

Quote of the week: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein Thanks to the reporting of Steve Liewer of the Omaha World-Herald, we have learned about the latest effort by House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry to drive a stake into the heart of the …

North Korea, the CTBT, and (maybe?) the end of the nuclear-testing era

Ears pricked up across the nonproliferation world last week when North Korea’s representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva stated that Pyongyang “will join international disarmament efforts for a total ban on nuclear tests.” Does this development mean that North Korea may be prepared to join the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty? The ambassador’s remarks, offered …

“A New and Useful Rocket Apparatus”

Matt Korda, fellow Canuck and master of North Korean missile puns, submitted this piece on publicly available missile patents. It’s wonderfully in the weeds, but then again we are called Arms Control “Wonk” for a reason, right?  ______________ When I’m bored, I sometimes like to scroll through the latest patents listed on Google. It’s the …

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