A world without nuclear weapons would be, in the long term, a better world than today’s. But, with treaty negotiations about to start at the UN, it is time to be blunt about the practical implications of a ban, as opposed to its principled ambitions.
Washington must present a credible threat to Pyongyang, while leaving the door open to talks.
New tailored incentive packages may be needed to dissuade the development of sensitive nuclear technology by allies and partners of the United States.
The story of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site demonstrates the tremendous economic, political, human, and environmental costs of nuclear testing and the perils associated with nuclear-weapon programs.
With the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action diminishing the near-term prospect of an Iranian nuclear bomb, most proliferation prognosticators would likely pick South Korea, Japan, or perhaps Taiwan as the next place that could opt to develop nuclear weapons.
What are the timing implications of North Korea's latest missile test?
The EU's export control regime is up for review. In 2009 it superseded members' provisions that short-listed some states as likely violators.
President Trump’s “grand bargain” with Putin is setting expectations too high for what can be achieved under the current circumstances.
China might soon start construction of its first big breeder reactor, with questions remaining to answer on plant design, fuel, and the future direction of the country's fast reactor program.
North Korea test-fired a missile on the morning of February 12, a primary objective of which was to improve the survivability of its nuclear weapons and missiles. But it also seems that North Korea had other goals in mind when testing this new mobilized solid-fuel missile.