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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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South Korea Joins PSI

For those of you following proliferation issues, it will come as very welcome news that South Korea has finally joined the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI). It was created by the United States in 2003 to proactively interdict shipment of WMD … 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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Anti-Pirate Security Initiative

In 2003, in response to legal loopholes regarding confiscating WMD related materials and increasing concern by the US and others about proliferation, the US launched the Proliferation Security Initiatve (PSI). The beauty of the PSI is that it is not … Continue reading

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Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

On September 6th 2007, the Israeli Air Force bombed an unknown structure in eastern Syria. Despite such a brazen act, little was said on either sides. Much speculation occurred as to the nuclear nature of the facility. While the following … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part VII

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI] This is the final post in a seven part series of mine looking at U.S. policy options for North Korea. Discussion: North Korea … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part VI

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V] Here is part 6 of 7 in my discussion of U.S. policy options for a nuclear North Korea Option 4: Containment and Continued Deterrence This option … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part V

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV] Here is the next part in my series on U.S. policy options for North Korea. Option 3: Comprehensive negotiations This approach involves changing the format of current negotiations and … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part IV

[Part I | Part II | Part III] Here is the next part in my series on U.S. policy options for North Korea. Option 2: A Regional Nuclear Rebalancing Since North Korea’s past behavior suggests it is not motivated entirely … Continue reading

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