Verification and maintaining incentives for compliance will be important factors in the continued implementation of the Iran deal, and Japan’s membership on the UN Security Council and business relationships with Iran are potential assets for addressing these issues.
The Nuclear Security Summit has made little progress on preventing the production of fissile material that has no plausible use. One way forward would be to establish a norm that such production should be consistent with reasonable civilian needs.
Ahead of the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, a new report presents a stark choice: Will the world recommit to continuous improvement in strengthening nuclear security, or will efforts decline and the danger of nuclear terrorism grow?
3-D printing may enable the most sensitive pieces of a nuclear weapons program to be more easily produced and transferred undetected around the globe.
What were the accomplishments, shortcomings, and policy implications of the U.S.-South Korea summit?
U.S. missile defense plans in South Korea are said to be aimed at North Korea. However, are they actually aimed at threats from China?
How does China think about nuclear weapons issues?
Japan’s plutonium production will soon exceed demand, creating a potentially destabilizing build-up.
U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will offer his thoughts on the nuclear agreement as well as America’s role in a changing Middle East.
James Acton participated in a Reddit AMA to discuss nuclear issues at large.