Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to The Diplomat about the role the Asian-Pacific plays in fueling nuclear tensions worldwide in light of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moving the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight.
“We have to invest in strong, smart diplomacy, even if that means abandoning the allure of quick wins,” Bell says. “In a scenario where President Trump was able to strike a deal with the North Koreans, the successful implementation of such a deal would require effort and investments from the United States long beyond his term of office.”
As to the threat from weaponized disinformation, Bell says the only defense is transparency and confidence-building measures. “Ambiguity, once considered an asset, may now be a liability.” Read more