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 In 2009 it superseded members' provisions that short-listed some states as likely violators.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.
How can the use of intelligence deter the threat of nuclear confrontation?
If President Trump decides he wants business as usual with North Korea, he will be playing a losing hand. More progress is likely to be made if he plays the role of peacemaker rather than disrupter.
U.S. President Trump has indicated that he will increase pressure on China to help tackle the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, but further pressure could lead to erratic and dangerous responses from North Korea.
To build, rather than deplete political capital and power, Trump should enforce the Iran deal rather than dismantle it.
President Trump’s only realistic option for stopping North Korea’s nuclear march is reinvigorated diplomacy, followed by significantly ratcheting up the pressure if it fails.
The likelihood of North Korean nuclear and missile tests over the next six months is fairly high if the Trump administration continues the Obama administration’s unsuccessful approach of “strategic patience.”