Author: Paige Bonk

Nuclear Roundup: 4/19/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Pompeo’s secret Korea trip may not save his nomination, but it could save Trump’s summit Trump says he’ll bail on North Korea talks if they’re not “fruitful” North Korea willing to discuss dismantling nuclear program, says Trump official North Korea wants total denuclearization, says Seoul … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 4/17/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea President Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe to discuss North Korea and trade tariffs at Mar-a-Lago Kim Jong-un plans formal nod to denuclearization, South Korea says Why the Trump-Kim talks will fail Post-ABC poll: Public supports Trump-Kim meeting, but isn’t getting its hopes up International Hecker: … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 3/27/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Former negotiators: US would benefit from nuclear talks even if North Korea cheats Why would Kim Jong-un make a secret trip to China? Analysis: North Korean visit shows China still has role to play Here’s what a Kim Jong-un vsit to Beijing would mean for … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 3/26/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea John Bolton’s radical views on North Korea Why killing the Iran deal makes Trump’s North Korea talks much, much harder Former defense secretary: I’m skeptical about Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting Obama: North Korea’s nuclear program is “a real threat” Hecker podcast with Santa Fe Council on … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 3/20/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Koreans optimistic over prospect of nuclear talks No location, no agenda: Trump administration scrambles for North Korea talks US, South Korea to hold military drills ahead of North Korea summits North Korea denuclearization not on the agenda in Helsinki talks: Finland Might Kim actually … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 3/16/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. United States Cyberattacks put Russian fingers on the switch at power plants, US says Russian government cyber activity targeting energy and other critical infrastructure sectors Trump’s likely pick to replace his National Security Adviser McMaster really wants to bomb N Korea Mike Pompeo should talk to Iran. … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 3/12/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Meet me in Pyongyang: an interview with Siegfried Hecker Trump under pressure over chaotic approach to North Korea nuclear talks South Korea moves to ease Chinese jitters over US-North Korea talks House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy: Trump’s vulgarity gets results — just look at North … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 3/5/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Korea delegation meets Kim in Pyongyang before historic talks Kim Jong-un hosts dinner for South Korean officials in Pyongyang NK says US “should not misjudge” its intention after Trump’s Gridiron remarks US official says North Korea is making progress on missile guidance 50 people … Continued

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

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: 2/13/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Trump tells Putin more steps are needed to scrap North Korea nuclear program United States Pentagon budget seeks billions for modernizing nuclear arsenal, missile defense Trump: US will cease building nuclear arsenal if other countries stop first DOE budget seeks money to close MOX The … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 2/12/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation completes South visit Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea alongside “intensified” pressure Here’s what war with North Korea would look like The education of Kim Jong-un Here’s how US-North Korea crises typically end … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/26/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. General Interest Closer to midnight: The Doomsday Clock and the threat of nuclear war The Doomsday Clock is the gimmick we need to think about nuclear tensions Kissinger: Nuclear proliferation greater threat from North Korea than a strike North Korea North Korea could set off global nuclear … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/22/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea South Korea’s Moon hopes inter-Korean thaw “opens door” for nuclear talks with US CIA director Mike Pompeo on “crushing” foes amid shutdown, North Korean nuclear threat Nuclear weapons did not embolden Pakistan: Drawing the right lessons for North Korea A closed door for China leaves … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/19/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. General Interest 2018 Doomsday Clock announcement Thorium reactors may dispose of enormous amounts of weapons-grade plutonium How should we write about nuclear weapons? Nuclear reactors the size of wastebaskets could power our Martian settlements We owe it to our children to end the nuclear age North Korea … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/18/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says US needs more missile defense Russia rejects Trump allegation it is violating UN sanctions on North Korea: Ifax North Korea rejects sanctions talk, ready for “successful” Olympics: diplomat Dems after Asia trip: No “illusions” … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/17/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea McMaster’s secret San Francisco meeting on North Korean threat North Korean nuclear weapons crisis at a “tenuous stage,” Tillerson says Trump, Kazakh president discuss North Korea nuclear threat Strong criticism of China, Russia as 20 countries meet in Vancouver over nuclear North Korea China says … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/12/2017

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Tillerson to attend North Korea talks in Canada: State department Punggye-ri nuclear test site: Significant tunneling underway at the West Portal Putin says North Korea’s Kim “won this match” on nuclear weapons “It would be suicidal to attack the USA first”: North Korean diplomats “Little … Continued