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

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

Joshua Pollack

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 …

The Libya Model and North Korean Nukes

What is going on with the Trump-Kim summit following the recent cancellation of a DPRK-ROK meeting? Will Trump and Kim meet? And how does John Bolton fit into all of this? Today, Aaron and Jeffrey discuss the latest twists and turns in the run-up to the Singapore summit, and raise broader questions about denuclearization and …

A Note on China’s Implementation of UNSCR 2375

My colleagues Andrea Berger, Cameron Trainer, Shea Cotton, and I have published a CNS occasional paper on North Korea’s IT networks. Part of this research involved looking into Chinese companies in the network and sifting through business registration documents provided by the China Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC). During the course of the investigation, …

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