Monthly Archives: January 2018

Comparing North Korea’s Nuclear Programme with Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

From time to time we hear from conservative hawks, both within and without the Trump administration, that North Korea does not have a nuclear weapons programme to deter the United States, rather, North Korea seeks a strategic capability to compel … Continue reading

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The Flower and the Butterfly

Symbiotic relationships pose chicken and egg problems, which abound. One that has always intrigued is the question; what came first, the flower or the butterfly? Recent research more firmly establishes that the answer to that question very much is the … Continue reading

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Tailored Deterrence and Nuclear War Fighting in the Trump Administration’s Leak Draft Nuclear Posture Review.

I have long argued that the concept of tailored deterrence will constitute the core of the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, and it appears that my contention was indeed correct. The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review has been much anticipated, … Continue reading

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On the Humanities and Naturalistic Inquiry

I cannot think of many who had the same depth of insight and breadth of interest as David Hume, and his accounting of history and its relation to the sciences remains apposite. Consider his well known, and still controversial, declaration … Continue reading

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The Juchefication of North Korea’s Missile Programme

Late last year Khrustalev Vladimir reported on a visit to North Korea where spoke to representatives of the National Aerospace Development Administration, which oversees North Korea’s space programme. What grabbed a lot of people’s attention was that the representatives he … Continue reading

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