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

Arms Control Between Nuclear-Armed Rivals

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of …

North Korea’s MaRV

North Korea tested what appears to be a maneuverable reentry vehicle (MaRV), which could support a tactical nuclear mission and subvert ballistic missile defenses. Jeffrey and Aaron talk through the difference between a MaRV and a hypersonic glide vehicle, discuss the development of the DPRK missile industry, and walk through North Korea’s tactical nuclear ambitions.  …

Ward Wilson’s Theory of (Radical) Change

Quote of the week: “Certain subjects seem quite clear as long as we leave them alone.” — Fred Charles Iklé, How Nations Negotiate Note to readers: My last post asked you to consider your theory of change — change that results in successful arms control and disarmament. Mine has evolved. When I began working in this space, …

Saudi Arabia Producing Ballistic Missiles

Zach Cohen has a story on CNN (“US intel and satellite images show Saudi Arabia is now building its own ballistic missiles with help of China”) on China’s assistance to the growing Saudi ballistic missile program. It is, in many ways, the archetype of how we see our collaborations with companies like Planet and CNN. …

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