Australia’s discussion about its submarines should remind anyone who has forgotten it that nuclear fission reactors fueled with uranium are “strategic” technology, and that a changing geostrategic environment will put time-honored non-proliferation policies under pressure.
A second draft of the Nuclear Ban Treaty retains many problems associated with the first and raises new, serious questions.
The nuclear facility non-attack agreement between India and Pakistan is the most enduring nuclear confidence-building measure on record in South Asia, but it has lost practical utility and should be updated for contemporary circumstances.
Opponents and skeptics fear that the dynamics surrounding a nuclear ban treaty will distract attention and effort from the nonproliferation regime that has helped prevent nuclear war since 1945, and that has prevented the proliferation of nuclear weapons to more states and to terrorist organizations.
An initial read of the first Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons raises new questions on implementation, testing, and more.
The United States signed the INF Treaty almost 30 years ago in a vastly different geopolitical environment. The treaty's dissolution, whether by abrogation or irrelevance, would by highly undesirable from a U.S. perspective.
The United States, South Korea, China, and Japan must work together to offer a combination of security and economic incentives to make denuclearization a reasonable alternative for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to simmer, questions arise concerning what war with a nuclear-powered North Korea would look like.
The dangers of nuclear proliferation and the policy responses to it should be assessed differently if nuclear weapons do not significantly augment a possessor’s coercive power.
Increased risk-taking concerning North Korea’s nuclear ambitions could potentially pay off, but there’s a catch.