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Arms Control Implications of the War in Ukraine (IV): Proliferation

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “The one thing nuclear weapons do seem to be good for is deterring major attacks on those who have them. In this respect, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, like NATO’s 2011 campaign in Libya, will only confirm their value—not because the Russians will use them but because Ukraine didn’t have them. …

New Construction at Yongbyon

Josh Pollack, Dave Schmerler and I have a new analysis of satellite images showing that North Korea is resuming construction at a long-dormant nuclear reactor that, if completed, would increase its production of plutonium for nuclear weapons by a factor of ten. You can read the full analysis here. US officials declined to comment on …

Yippie! An Ippy!

Quote of the week: “The artist is nothing without the gift. The gift is nothing without the work.” – Emile Zola The Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest publishing trade association in the United States. It represents university, small, and mid-sized presses. Every year, the Independent Book Publishers Association has a competition to recognize …

The Use and Misuse of Nuclear Fear

Quote of the week: “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is … fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address Arms controllers and deterrence strategists have at least one thing in common: …

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