What is the way forward if deep distrust prevents North Korea from even being able to commit to the goal of denuclearization upfront?
The New START Treaty continues to provide benefits to both Russia and the United States, despite Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
America’s record of nuclear accords with the former Soviet Union remains a remarkable example of the ways that the world can address formerly intractable issues, step by step.
Germany’s complicated relationship with nuclear weapons could turn into a big risk for European security.
Before the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 2017, the G20 countries’ reactions to the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty were based on their own interests and loyalties.
For all if its complications, direct arms reduction engagement offers the best hope of heading off another disastrous cycle of nuclear one-upmanship between Washington and Moscow.
In the 55 years since unseen nuclear bullets were dodged in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States’ technical capabilities to gather intelligence have improved breathtakingly. Still, it is extremely difficult to know how foreign adversaries perceive their situation and calculate their moves.
North Korea has made significant progress in its missile and nuclear program, but there remains much to be done besides testing its first prototype. UN Security Council sanctions would not solve the North Korea problem, but they start to set the table for discussing it.
On the North Korea nuclear threat, global leaders have an obligation not to avoid reality.
During U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China, U.S. officials will be looking to see what Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech to the 19th Party Congress means for solving security issues and growing the global economy.