The chance of military conflict on the Korean Peninsula remains very high and there is no clear path to resolution of the situation.
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.
Paul Haenle sat down with Jia Qingguo, to discuss recent shifts in regional geopolitics, debates around Chinese leverage over North Korea, and developments that could lead to greater U.S.-China cooperation to resolve the issue.
The rapidly changing security environment in Northeast Asia complicates any scholarly conjecture about the future of U.S. extended nuclear deterrence in the region.
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.
There is a serious risk that North Korea will use renewed dialogue tactically to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul and to dilute the effects of recently imposed sanctions.
The president’s unilateral nuclear authority comes from decisions made at the start of the Atomic Age.
North Korea has made significant progress in its missile and nuclear program, but there remains much to be done besides testing its first prototype. UN Security Council sanctions would not solve the North Korea problem, but they start to set the table for discussing it.
Tensions with North Korea have grown under the administration of President Donald Trump, and the danger of nuclear confrontation is now higher than at any time since the Cuban missile crisis.