U.S. officials could “accept” China’s "freeze-for-freeze" proposal—for a suspension of North Korea's nuclear and missile testing in return for a suspension of U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises—on the condition that China itself bring something to the table.
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An FAQ on the essentials.
The only way terrorists can get their hands on a nuclear bomb is through the complicity or negligence of a nuclear-armed state. To prevent nuclear terrorism from non-state actors, we need to focus on states.
In the middle of the last century, Dr. Murdock Head, a George Washington University professor, acquired an old manor house and farm known as Airlie outside the nation’s capital. Dr. Head wanted to create a place where experts and organizations could meet in a neutral environment to analyze the pressing issues of the day.
With the attention of the United States and its allies at present focused on North Korea's nuclear activity, North Korea potentially has greater latitude to act aggressively in the cyber realm, especially against the private sector.
The United States should take proactive steps to address North Korea and not wait for China to rein in Kim Jong Un.
An overview of North Korea's recent launch of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, pertinent UNSCRs, and the country's current nuclear and missile capabilities.
The election has made me contemplate the following question: should even the President of the United States, regardless of party or the individual involved, have the unilateral authority to order the use of nuclear weapons under all possible circumstances?
The ICJ has dismissed the Marshall Islands’ nuclear nonproliferation litigation against the United Kingdom, India, and Pakistan for lack of jurisdiction. But the close votes are a warning for states that half the judges possess a remarkably broad view of what constitutes a valid dispute.
The shift in our conception of the most pressing national security threats of our time—from state-orchestrated nuclear apocalypse to radical terrorism—has had tremendous implications for what we look for in our leaders when assessing their ability to handle national security. Trump is proof.