Nuclear Roundup: 1/4/2017

By Jodi Lieberman | January 4, 2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

Trump hails potential Korea talks, credits his firm stance

PM Abe says nuclear North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

When a North Korean missile accidentally hit a North Korean city

Editorial: Talks between the Koreas could be productive — if Trump doesn’t sabotage them on Twitter

Why Jimmy Carter should be Trump’s messenger of peace on North Korea

The consequences of war with North Korea

Will nuclear North Korea survive 2018?

United States

Congress must take away Trump’s nuclear weapons in its first vote of the year, lawmaker says.

Analysis: How Trump’s ‘nuclear button’ tweet could jeopardize his foreign policy

Here’s what the US would have to do to launch a nuclear weapon

Analysts outline options to cut nuclear forces

Lawmakers move to limit Trump authority to launch nuke after ‘nuclear button’ size tweet

Jeff Flake calls Trump ‘nuclear button’ tweet ‘disturbing’

I asked 7 Republican senators about Trump’s nuclear button tweet. They seemed unfazed.

Donald Trump unlikely to certify nuclear deal with Iran

‘Criticality’ experiments enhance nuclear safety

Recent contamination events at LANL did not result in radiological uptake

Consortium for verification technology highlights nuclear nonproliferation efforts

International

Russia concerned US will use Iran protests to scuttle nuclear pact

Russia is getting ready to build a new set of deadly nuclear missile submarines

Russia inducted 80 new ICBMs in last 5 years

North Korea built a nuclear reactor for Syria (and Israel destroyed it)

UK regulator clarifies role for nuclear safeguards bill

General Interest

What is the nuclear ‘button’ and where did it come from?

The other terrifying lesson of the Cuban missile crisis

Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age

North Korea designed a nuke. So did this truck driver.

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