Month: November 2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/30/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/30/2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Trump: Chinese envoy ‘seems to have had no impact’ on ‘Little Rocket Man’ U.S. warns North Korean leadership will be ‘utterly destroyed’ in case of war North Korea says it’s now a nuclear state. Could that mean it’s ready to talk? North Korea’s new Hwasong-15 … Continued

It’s not too late to change course

It’s not too late to change course

The Bulletin‘s mission is more relevant than ever, as yesterday’s North Korean ICBM missile launch has made clear. More and more people are turning to the Bulletin during times of crisis. Help us connect our community to the most important issues of the day! Only by working together can we broaden the conversation and generate innovative ways … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 11/29/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/29/2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Korean official: North Korea developing nuclear weapons faster than expected North Korea says nuke push complete as entire US in range Trump: ‘We will handle’ North Korea Trump, Japan’s Abe agree to boost deterrence against North Korea: Japan government North Korea’s highest missile test … Continued

A Missile Defense Agency flight test of a ground-based interceptor, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. in June 2014.

North Korea fires a ballistic missile, in a further challenge to Trump

In a bold act of defiance, North Korea fired a rocket that flew higher—and for a longer duration—than the last two launches of the previous iteration of this unarmed missile. (In the previous tests of July 4 and July 28, the missiles flew for 37 minutes and 47 minutes, respectively.) To put these numbers into perspective, David Wright, a … Continued

North Korea’s ICBM test

North Korea’s ICBM test

    Today’s reported ballistic missile launch by North Korea reminds us of the stakes–we need you to support what matters. Help us get the word out and support the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today, Giving Tuesday. As always at the Bulletin, you can find articles like this one by Terence Roehrig of the US … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 11/28/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/28/2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in a Further Challenge to Trump North Korea launches ballistic missile N.K. may announce completion of nuke force next year: Seoul official Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test: source North Korea’s top fifteen nuclear … Continued

Give to the Bulletin on Giving Tuesday

Give to the Bulletin on Giving Tuesday

  At the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, you won’t find memes, cat videos, or listicles. Neither will you find ad hominem attacks, or faux outrage. You will find clear guidance on how to make sense of events and challenges that keep global leaders up at night. You’ll find informative articles about cutting-edge research on nuclear … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 11/22/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/22/2017

  North Korea Why North Korea is destined to test more ICBMs and nuclear weapons U.S. relisting of North Korea as state sponsor of terror seen as symbolic step with limited impact Nuclear stability, conventional instability: North Korea and the lessons from Pakistan All quiet on the North Korean front? How did North Korea get … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 11/21/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/21/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. North Korea Trump puts North Korea back on state sponsors of terrorism list to escalate pressure over nuclear weapons South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism With technology, these researchers are figuring out North Korea’s nuclear … Continued

Reconsidering the nuclear demigod called Mr. President

The simmer of unease prompted by the prospect of Donald Trump in command of nuclear weapons—initially highlighted during last year’s presidential campaign—reached full boil last week. A Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear use authority included clear expressions of concern, most pointedly from Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat who said he and others were concerned “that the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic, that he might order a nuclear weapons strike that is wildly out of step with US national security interests.” But the Senate hearing resulted in no immediate consensus on the ways in which a president’s relatively unfettered authority to launch nuclear weapons might be modified without raising significant constitutional questions.

Nuclear Roundup: 11/20/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/20/2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S. Kim Jong-un rushes to build submarine ‘that can fire nuclear missiles’ China Envoy Discusses ‘Situation of the Korean Peninsula’ With North United States Top general says he’d push back against ‘illegal’ … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 11/17/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 11/17/2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea SitRep: Pentagon officials open to talks with North Korea US envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons North Korea says it may give up nuclear weapons if US abandons them first Senior … Continued