Nuclear Nonproliferation

North Korea’s Nuclear Coercion as Diplomatic Statecraft

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Calls in the United States to reassess strategic patience reflect major advances in North Korea’s nuclear diplomacy.

NATO Nuclear Sharing: Why it Still Matters

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Despite geopolitical landscape changes, one strategic dictum endures: the best way to avoid war is to increase its potential costs.

Iran Nuclear Deal Breakdown: What Does It Mean for European Business?

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Iran nuclear deal stakeholders are scrambling to evade or circumvent looming US sanctions, but there’s one major hurdle they must clear: the US financial system.

North Korea Nuclear Test Site Collapses, Risking Fallout

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North Korea leader Kim Jong-un garnered universal praise when he announced a halt of nuclear tests. It turns out he never had a choice in the matter.

Trump Moves to Overhaul US Nuclear Policy

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The latest US nuclear policy review has put the international arms control regime on notice.

What Trump Doctrine Means for East Asia

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The overriding thrust of Trump Doctrine in East Asia seems to be a shift toward confrontation with China.

Donald Trump and US Nuclear Policy in East Asia

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Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric would create a domino effect of nuclear proliferation in East Asia, but will the president now follow through?

What the Russia-US Detente Will Look Like

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President Trump is now in office, but it won’t be easy to put Russia-US relations back on a positive track.

Nuclear Weapons in Lithuania: Defense against Russia or Target for Terrorists?

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Nuclear weapons have once again permeated the debate over Europe’s security.

Refocus on Deterrence Needed in a Golden Age of Proliferation

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It is time to get serious about nuclear deterrence strategy again while jettisoning an obsessive focus on non-proliferation.

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