Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to NK News about how the current climate between the U.S. and North Korea played a critical role in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ decision to move the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.
“It is no surprise that the Doomsday Clock is now closer to midnight than it has ever been,” said Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation.
“After various interactions that produced photos and little else, the United States and North Korea have frittered away months and months of valuable time and tensions are again on the rise,” said Bell, who previously served as senior advisor in the State Department’s Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
“It doesn’t have to be this way,” she added. “Leaders in Washington and Pyongyang need to get back to the negotiating table and start taking small steps to stabilize the region. Those small steps can lead to a larger deal, but that will take patience and discipline.” Read more