Month: February 2018

Nuclear Roundup: 2/28/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Korea urges US support for North Korea nuclear talks South Korea urges North to abandon nuclear weapons, allow family visits Trump blames Russia for aiding North Korea, says Moscow undercuts efforts to sanction Kim Jong-un Trump calls out Bush, Obama on North Korea North … Continued

Curbing a president’s nuclear authority

Since the election of President Donald Trump, a great deal of anxiety and attention has been aimed at a US president’s authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. But policy experts who study the nuclear chain of command have long expressed concerns, with many advocating for checks on that power. Is sole authority over nuclear weapons necessary for nuclear stability?

Nuclear Roundup: 2/23/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea US, S. Korea military exercises could end outreach to nuclear North The science of measuring North Korea’s destructive nuclear power from afar Trump to impose new sanctions on North Korea: report [News Analysis] South and North Korea to continue holding high-level discussions after Pyeongchang Olympics … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 2/21/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute North Korea is not a case of intelligence failure How to blow North Korean missiles out of the sky United States CRS report to Congress on nonstrategic nuclear weapons Trump’s quick fix approach to Iran … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 2/20/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Intl community must work together to contain N. Korean nuclear threat Progress at North Korea’s experimental light water reactor at Yongbyon UN chief: Beware nuclear North Korea, back global unity NATO chief warns of growing nuclear threat from North Korea, Russia United States Axios: Kelly, … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 2/15/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Any US talks with North Korea would press denuclearization demand: Pence Who’s really winning the North Korea standoff? United States A ticking Clock Must we mean what we say? Making sense of the Nuclear Posture Review NASA is bringing back nuclear-powered rockets to get to … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 2/14/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea North Korea is an increasing threat despite charm offensive, warn top intelligence officials Can James Mattis prevent nuclear war with North Korea? North Korea blasts Trump Nuclear strategy, says “Those fond of fire are bound to perish in flames” Japan and Norway agree to jointly … Continued