Nuclear Roundup: 5/21/2018

By Jodi Lieberman | May 21, 2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

Trump grappling with risks of proceeding with North Korea meeting

Trump, South Korean leader commiserate over upcoming summit

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

What the North Koreans told me about their plans

Foreshadowing nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Pentagon says North Korea’s regime has staked its survival on nuclear weapons

North Korea supports nuclear weapons ban globally, its envoy says

Nuclear deal Trump seeks with North Korea could mirror Iran deal he hates

North Korea’s secret army: How operatives abroad aid the regime


Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without US

Iran says Europe’s support for nuclear deal not enough

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo promises “strongest sanctions in history” and vows US won’t allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon: “Not now, not ever”

In speech, Pompeo piles on against Iran after nuclear deal withdrawal

United States

The Pentagon is seeking money for a new nuclear weapon. Congress should be skeptical.

NORAD marks 60 years of North American nuclear defense by confronting a new threat from Russia: Hypersonic weapons

The path of broke nuclear agreements


Trump’s charm and threats aren’t working on China. Here’s why.

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

General Interest

Can scientific cooperation help ease nuclear tensions?

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