De-nuclearizing North Korea is not going to happen, and may in fact run counter to American interests. The answer to successful negotiations may lie in arms control instead.
Gareth Evans and Chung-in Moon welcome the 12th June 2018 summit between US President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the DPRK.
For the 2018 NPR, the Trump Administration has decided upon expanding their role on nuclear weapons, alongside a de-emphasis on arms control. Miller compares and contrasts with NPRs of previous years.
Trump’s decision this week to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is a global tragedy likely to unsettle an already volatile Middle East and a world in some disarray.
White House decisions are making life harder for America’s allies, and not just in the Middle East.
Nuclear experts debated and discussed the option of South Korea going nuclear against the backdrop of North Korean nuclear issues.
Nuclear experts debated and discussed the option of going South Korea going nuclear against the backdrop of North Korean nuclear issues.
Despite China's own strong capability in bringing stability to the region and in opening decisive negotiations with North Korea, they cannot do the U.S.'s job for them.
Far from making America great again, Trump is more likely to make America grope again in the darkness of the post-nuclear age.
Brinksmanship strategies that appear to be working raise the salience of nuclear weapons and increase their attraction for proliferation. None of this is good for international stability and security.