Tag Archives: Nuclear

Why Are We Wasting Time on Nuclear Talks?

This author is confused. Why is the United States still actively seeking to engage in nuclear talks with North Korea? North Korea’s nuclear program is about regime survival, prestige, self-sufficiency and national defense. Pyongyang has made the strategic decision that … Continue reading

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Bidens Speech on the US Nuclear Arsenal

Several days ago, US Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech at the National Defense University outlining the current administration’s arms control agenda. It included pushing for US ratification of the CTBT, the ongoing START talks with Russia and reducing … Continue reading

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Another IAEA Loss of Legitimacy

As if the ongoing North Korea and Iran debacles aren’t enough, the IAEA and its unfit head Mohamed ElBaradei have provided yet more reason to doubt their legitimacy and incompetent: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed … Continue reading

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The effects of a Japanese head of the IAEA

Yukiya Amano, a Japanese diplomat and long-time government specialist in arms control and nuclear nonproliferation, has been elected to be the next director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The end of three terms of Mohamed ElBaradei is an … Continue reading

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Arms Control Notes

With arms control talks underway between the US and Russia, a Russia general noted Russia must keep at least 1,500 nuclear warheads after talks with the United States on a new arms treaty, Interfax news agency quoted the commander of … Continue reading

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North Korea Second Nuclear Test

According to North Korea, it has just tested a second nuclear device. Thus far, it remains unconfirmed. This broke about 20 minutes ago and thus there is currently little more to report. My prediction assuming it is true? The world … Continue reading

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Russia: Overblown, Overhyped

One of the threats that has been exaggerated by the echo-chamber media is Russia. Contrast this article with wild fears about Russia landing rusting Cold War museum pieces in Cuba and Venezuela. We’ve discussed this several times in posts here, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nuclear Nonsense

Putting aside the absolute fantasy of a nuclear weapons free world, Obama is attempting to improve the US relationship with Russia. The major starting point is negotiating a new START (strategic arms reduction treaty) treaty with the Russians to reduce … Continue reading

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Will Obama continue covert ops in Iran?

After revealing some cloak and dagger tales of American covert ops in Iran in recent years, _New York Times_ Washington bureau chief David Sanger asks a great question: Will President Obama stop covert ops in Iran? Or will the weight … Continue reading

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The Post-Nuclear Iran World

The increasing likelihood that Iran will successfully acquire a nuclear weapon cannot be avoided. While this author does not predict with certainty that it will happen, nor believe the US and EU shouldn’t do everything in its power to stop … Continue reading

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