Seoul wants to try diplomacy with Pyongyang. Where does that leave Washington?
Nowhere are nuclear dangers growing more rapidly than in Northeast Asia. Join Carnegie for a discussion, hosted jointly with Nagasaki University, of the most urgent nuclear challenges facing international actors in this increasingly tense region.
What is the way forward if deep distrust prevents North Korea from even being able to commit to the goal of denuclearization upfront?
Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner is an easy, fast-paced read about nuclear practices relevant today, especially in the newest nuclear-armed states—India, Pakistan and North Korea.
The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review includes a threat to consider using nuclear weapons if an adversary attacks U.S. command and control capabilities.
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.
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.
The reason why the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was such an issue is precisely because it took place against a background of very high tensions.
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.
The president’s unilateral nuclear authority comes from decisions made at the start of the Atomic Age.