By Zach Glass, Policy Intern On June 16, North Korea blew up the Kaesong Liaison Office, which was built in September 2018 to foster inter-Korean dialogue. This quite literal deterioration of Korean relations occurred one week after Pyongyang announced that it had severed all lines of communication with South Korea, which North Korean state media claimed was the result […]
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By Abby Pokraka Adding to the list of things that make it feel like the world is falling apart, according to reports, the Trump Administration recently discussed conducting an underground nuclear test for the first time since 1992. Policy experts, grassroots organizations and citizens from across the country were quick to condemn this action. Apparently, even the National Nuclear Security Administration thought it was […]
By Samuel M. Hickey The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has finalized two reports summarizing Iran’s nuclear program and their compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as of June 5, 2020 for the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting the week of June 15-19. The JCPOA had been effective in blocking Iran’s path […]
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) will expire on February 5, 2021. If that happens, there will be no legal restraints on the world’s two biggest nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly 50 years. The United States and Russia can choose to extend the treaty by up to five years, through […]
The Trump administration has reportedly discussed conducting an explosive nuclear test for political purposes with the goal of forcing China to the arms control negotiating table. Here’s why restarting explosive nuclear testing is dangerous and unnecessary.