It is hard to visualize an enduring peace between North and South Korea that does not include robust measures to reduce the threat of conventional war.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has enfeebled an increasingly toothless military alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.
Reducing North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile capabilities may be necessary for permanent peace and security on the peninsula, but it is not enough.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi this week. What do Washington, Pyongyang, Beijing, and others hope to see accomplished at the summit? Three Carnegie experts weigh in.
Testing North Korea’s sincerity to take concrete steps toward denuclearization requires flexibility and innovation in the U.S. approach.
Though some view the collapse of the INF Treaty as a sign of the end of arms control, there are several avenues that exist to preserve the arms control legacy of the treaty.
The increasingly blurred line between nuclear and conventional weapons heightens the danger of nuclear war.
U.S. officials think scrapping the arms control agreement will help check Chinese power. But without allied support, leaving the treaty will only weaken U.S. relationships and play into Beijing’s hands.
Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty is a serious problem. However, U.S. withdrawal from the treaty without an effective strategy to focus political blame and strategic pressure on Russia, and to unify allies in a shared effort to stabilize alarming military competitions, would be counterproductive.
The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty poses significant implications for the future of European security, risking dangerous arms racing behavior among U.S., European, and Russian militaries.