Nuclear Weapons

    • Commentary

    After the Apocalypse: North Korea

    Making any kind of gains with North Korea has been a difficult task for U.S. administrations.

    • Multimedia

    Re-Negotiating the Iran Nuclear Agreement Will Take Some Time

    President Biden said that when he took office, he would make an effort to have the United States re-join the Iran Nuclear Agreement. But so far those efforts are proving to be more difficult to accomplish...with the head of the U.N. nuclear

    • Commentary

    The Biden Administration and a New Approach to Denuclearization?

    It remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will change tack on North Korea policy and finally jettison “maximum pressure” approach in favor of a more practical attempt to work simultaneously toward peace and denuclearization.

    • Commentary

    Where Are Russia’s Red Lines on Iran’s Nuclear Brinkmanship?

    As was the case in 2006 and 2010, perceptions of Iranian intransigence in the face of constructive Western overtures—which may well be forthcoming under the Biden administration—could lead to a hardening of Russia’s stance, which is ultimately underpinned by concerns of nonproliferation and the integrity of the P5+1 process.

    • Strategic Europe

    Where’s Europe on the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    The Europeans need to ditch their passive attitude toward trying to restart talks between the United States and Iran. Time is of the essence: Tehran may be just four months away from amassing enough fissile material for an atomic bomb.

    • Commentary

    European-American Relations and Iran Policy Under the Biden Administration

    A return to transatlantic cooperation on the Iran nuclear deal will require trust, a thorough understanding of the shifting power dynamics in the Middle East, and Europe's desire and capacity to drive diplomacy forward.

    • Event

    New START and Beyond: The Strategic Stability Agenda

    One of the first foreign policy signals to come from the Biden administration has been Washington’s expressed willingness to extend the New START Treaty with Russia for another five years. Moscow, for its part, has long been ready for such an extension, without any conditions.

    • Commentary

    Iran and Israel on a Collision Course

    • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    • January 31, 2021
    • International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe

    The Islamic revolution upended these ties almost overnight. Thereafter, and for the past forty years the two have found themselves in an ever-worsening conflict, occasionally even in indirect military confrontations.

    • Commentary

    The Near Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

    • George Perkovich
    • January 31, 2021
    • International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe

    The non-proliferation regime is a very important element of the broader nuclear order. That broader order involves restraint and deterrence in the potential use of nuclear weapons, commitments to preserve strategic stability, cooperation in preventing proliferation.

    • Commentary

    Trying To Box In Biden On Arms Control

    On Joe Biden’s first full day in the Oval Office, the White House announced its readiness to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, for five years.

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