Nuclear Roundup: 11/15/2017

By Jodi Lieberman | November 15, 2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

China sends high-level diplomatic envoy to North Korea

North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon

North Korea won’t stop developing nuclear weapons for war so talks are pointless, Japan leader says

Trudeau urges North Korea to abandon nuclear programs

Jenkins: The status quo won’t work with North Korea. Try something new, while we can

Why nuclear deterrence can work on North Korea

America’s decision on North Korea hinges on Trump’s success in Asia

The forgotten reason North Korea wants nuclear weapons

Start North Korean talks with nuclear test ban

United States

Senators: Should Trump have sole nuclear launch authority?

Senators deadlock in debate over whether to restrain Trump’s nuclear launch authority

Retired general, others urge caution in limiting president’s power to order nuclear strike

Don’t count on the cabinet to stop a Trump-ordered nuclear strike

Mental health and nuclear weapons

National lab scientists conduct plutonium criticality test

CRS analysis of FY18 National Defense Authorization Act

Hanford workers finish stabilizing collapsed tunnel

Where should Hanford be regulated from — Seattle or Tri-Cities?


IAEA confirms Iran is meeting its commitments under nuclear agreement

Director General’s remarks on Iran, the JCPOA and the IAEA

Iran questions the nuclear deal as North Korea defies the West

Bibi Netanyahu has some ideas for the Iranian nuclear deal

South Korea lawmakers agree on tactical nuclear weapons

Putin is a very real nuclear threat

Rare powerful earthquake strakes South Korea in region home to nuclear power plants

General Interest

A helium-resistant material could finally usher in the age of nuclear fusion

A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products

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