Dismantling North Korea’s fissile material production facilities has become the metric to assess the second Kim-Trump summit at Hanoi. That risks a fizzle.
Might Russia and the US have tacitly agreed to end the INF Treaty, and is all the action really on ground launched intermediate range missiles in Asia?
John Bolton demanded Iraq provide a declaration of its WMDs but invaded anyway. For the second Kim-Trump summit Bolton calls on North Korea to do the same.
The 2019 Missile Defense Review is based on a growing missile threat, yet the Review claims missile defence dissuades states from growing their arsenals.
Why did Iran’s launch of the Payam satellite fail, and was it really a disguised ICBM test?
It would seem North Korea has been making new nuclear weapons since Singapore, but then again it seems not.
What does Kim Jong-un’s new year address suggest is in store for nuclear North Korea in 2019?
Pyongyang’s denuclearisation clarification and the Yeongjeo-dong controversy underscore a need to change the way we think about nuclear North Korea
The past month or so has seen revelations of a supposed grand North Korean deception, progress on the implementation of the Panmunjom and Pyongyang Declarations, the stalling of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, and finally talk of a second summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in early 2019. […]
On Thursday November 8, hot on the heels of the midterm elections, North Korea’s envoy, Kim Yong-chol, was to meet Mike Pompeo and Steve Biegun in New York, however the meeting was abruptly cancelled. Multiple sources, including South Korean officials and the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, […]