Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with ABC News about the future of nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran. “The whole conflict has a nuclear dimension that is going to have an effect on how we deal with Iran and North Korea, with other proliferators” said John Erath, Senior Policy Director for the Center […]
Fact Sheet: North Korea Sanctions
Since North Korea carried out its first nuclear weapon test in 2003, it has been the target of multiple sanctions regimes in an attempt to discourage its nuclear development. The UN and the United States, as well as the European Union, Japan, South Korea, and Australia, have sanctioned North Korea over the past 16 years. […]
Finding windows for cooperation amid rising nuclear threats
By Anna Kim Last Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong threatened “dreadful attack” and “a miserable fate little short of destruction and ruin” for South Korea, warning that if the country “opts for military confrontation with us, our nuclear combat force will have to inevitably carry out its duty.” The comments were […]
North Korea is testing hypersonic weapons. Should the West be worried?
Executive Director John Tierney was quoted in an NPR article about North Korea’s recent flurry of missile tests. John Tierney, a former Massachusetts representative who now serves as the executive director for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, calls hypersonics “shrug worthy,” adopting a term coined by writer Fred Kaplan in a column in Slate last year […]
World Nuclear Inventories
There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 13,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.
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