Additional Reprocessing of Plutonium at Yongbyon?

July 16, 2017 Agrippa 0

A study of the thermal patterns at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre conducted and published by researchers at 38North suggests that North Korea has engaged in two plutonium reprocessing campaigns not previously, publicly, known which naturally boosts external estimates of the available plutonium stock that North Korea has for […]

Linking INF to New Start: Whither Arms Control?

June 27, 2017 Agrippa 0

Two recent developments, both linked, on the arms control front are worth reflecting a little bit on. The thing that links them is the apparent Russian violation of the INF Treaty. Republican hawks in Congress seek to link renewal of the New START treaty to continued Russian compliance with the […]

North Korea and the Limitations of the Missile Technology Control Regime

June 13, 2017 Agrippa 0

The Missile Technology Control Regime is the international communities leading instrument for containing the proliferation of missile technologies. The situation regarding North Korea and Iran demonstrates its limitations, and those limitations ultimately derive from the fact that it is an entirely supply side approach to stemming the flow of missile […]

North Korea and the Axioms of Choice Leading Us to Nuclear Disaster

April 18, 2017 Agrippa 0

One of the hazards of intellectual life, which unfortunately can influence policy in deleterious ways, is the construction of logical edifices upon the basis of false axioms or assumptions. The most glaring example of which is neoclassical economic theory, an impressive logical construction based on the most dubious of assumptions […]