Uncertainty swirls around the U.S.-Russia nuclear relationship in light of new questions concerning Russian nuclear force advancement and the U.S. response.
Previous debates focusing on freezing North Korea's nuclear program are played out. Today, the main challenge is preventing North Korea from hurting the United States and its allies now that the Kim regime has long-range nuclear missiles.
For India and Pakistan, two states with roughly equal amounts of nuclear arsenals, words matter.
Which arguments could help to reinvigorate moral and political support for further nuclear disarmament?
For NATO, balancing deterrence and assurance measures to its easternmost allies without entering a new arms race is an urgent task.
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.