Proliferation News

  • Live Nuclear Testing Could Resume in 'Months' If Needed, Official Says May 28, 2020 Edition
    Live Nuclear Testing Could Resume in 'Months' If Needed, Official Says

    IN THIS ISSUE: US to End Sanctions Waivers Allowing Some Work at Iranian Nuclear Sites, North Koreans Accused of Laundering $2.5 Billion for Nuclear Program, Russia's ‘Doomsday Drone’ Prepares for Testing, Russia Begins Construction of the First PAK DA Strategic Bomber - Sources

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  • What the Five Nuclear Weapons States Can Do to Contain Nuclear Risks May 26, 2020 Edition
    What the Five Nuclear Weapons States Can Do to Contain Nuclear Risks

    IN THIS ISSUE: Trump Administration Discussed Conducting First US Nuclear Test in Decades, US Plans New Arms Talks Aimed at Limiting Russian, Chinese, and US Nuclear Warheads, North Korea's Kim, in First Appearance in Weeks, Vows to Bolster Nuclear ‘Deterrence’

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  • No Magic in Nuclear Buildup May 21, 2020 Edition
    No Magic in Nuclear Buildup

    IN THIS ISSUE: The New START Verification Regime: How Good Is It? Trump to Withdraw From ‘Open Skies’ Arms Control Treaty, White House Weighs Shorter Extension of Nuclear Arms Pact With Russia, Debate to Relocate US Nuclear Weapons to Poland Irks Russia

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  • US-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations May 14, 2020 Edition
    US-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations

    IN THIS ISSUE: US Envoy Threatens to Trigger Return of UN Sanctions on Iran, Three British Nuclear Programs are $1.67 Billion Over Budget, US Ambassador Accuses Germany of ‘Undermining’ NATO on Nuclear, US-China Nuclear Arms Deal Could Be Possible Despite Coronavirus War of Words

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  • How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises? May 12, 2020 Edition
    How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises?

    IN THIS ISSUE: Despite US Sanctions, Iran Expands Its Nuclear Stockpile, NATO Chief Backs Germany's Vow to Keep War-Ready US Nukes, China ‘Won't Win More Respect’ if it Expands Nuclear Arsenal Following Calls From National Media, Analyst Says

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  • Critiquing the State Department's Nuclear Posture Clarification May 7, 2020 Edition
    Critiquing the State Department's Nuclear Posture Clarification

    IN THIS ISSUE: SPD Leadership Reignites German Debate on US Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Weapons Treaty's Chief Negotiator Fears Coronavirus Crisis Could Mean End of Russia-US Arms Control Deal, Iran Atomic Inspections Continued at a Record Pace Last Year

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  • Blundering Toward Nuclear Chaos May 5, 2020 Edition
    Blundering Toward Nuclear Chaos

    IN THIS ISSUE: North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Return Affirms Status Quo in Talks, US Should Keep Congress Informed About Nuclear Talks With Saudis: GAO, China's Long-Range Xian H-20 Stealth Bomber Could Make Its Debut This Year, A Nuclear Waste Site Where the Biggest Fear Isn't Radiation, But Coronavirus

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  • Trump Fixates on China as Nuclear Arms Pact Nears Expiration April 30, 2020 Edition
    Trump Fixates on China as Nuclear Arms Pact Nears Expiration

    IN THIS ISSUE: Russia Slams US Arguments for Low-Yield Nukes, Concern as Coronavirus Threatens Russia's 'Closed Nuclear Cities', Outsiders Consider Possibility of Chaos in North Korea, Japan Is Working on a Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile That May Be a Threat to Chinese Navy Activities

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  • To Pressure Iran, Pompeo Turns to the Deal Trump Renounced April 28, 2020 Edition
    To Pressure Iran, Pompeo Turns to the Deal Trump Renounced

    IN THIS ISSUE: Trump Officials Eye Blocking Uranium from Russia, China to Help US Nuclear Industry, Hypersonics: DoD Wants ‘Hundreds of Weapons’ ASAP, Would China Use Nuclear Weapons First in a War With the United States?

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  • Resources for the Future of Arms Control April 23, 2020 Edition
    Resources for the Future of Arms Control

    IN THIS ISSUE: When Can the President Withdraw From the Open Skies Treaty? Iran Launches First Military Satellite in Latest Show of Force, North Korea Continues to Flout Trump, Advance Nuclear Ambitions, US Signals Growing Unease With Pakistan, Tightens Export of Nuclear Byproducts

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  • How Nuclear Forces Worldwide Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Pandemic April 21, 2020 Edition
    How Nuclear Forces Worldwide Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Pandemic

    IN THIS ISSUE: Pompeo Tells Russia's Lavrov Any New Arms Talks Must Include China, Nuclear Risk in the Euro-Atlantic, Pakistan Criticizes Proposed Sale of US Missile Systems to India, The Air Force Abruptly Ends Its Continuous Bomber Presence on Guam After 16 Years

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  • From Deterrence to Cooperative Security on the Korean Peninsula April 16, 2020 Edition
    From Deterrence to Cooperative Security on the Korean Peninsula

    IN THIS ISSUE: Executive Summary of the 2020 Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report), China May Have Conducted Low-Level Nuclear Test, US Claims, Russia Carried Out Anti-Satellite Missile Test: US Military

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  • The Bomb Still Ticks April 14, 2020 Edition
    The Bomb Still Ticks

    IN THIS ISSUE: Russia Open for Talks With US on Hypersonic Weapons - Top Diplomat, Senate Armed Services Shelves ‘Paper Hearing’ Plans, NNSA Production Sites Hunker Down Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Russia, China Willing to Fund Nuclear Projects as Several African Countries Explore Controversial Power Source

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  • Is It a Nuke? Pre-Launch Ambiguity and Inadvertent Escalation April 9, 2020 Edition
    Is It a Nuke? Pre-Launch Ambiguity and Inadvertent Escalation

    IN THIS ISSUE: Is Iran's Nuclear Future in the Hands of Russia or China?, Russia Says US 'Unwillingness' Is Threatening Major Nuclear Weapons Deal, Pakistan Shoots Down Indian Drone As Kashmir Tensions Rise, North Korea Could Be Using Fertilizer Plants to Make More Nuclear Material, Report Shows

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  • Trump Administration Determined to Exit Treaty Reducing Risk of War April 7, 2020 Edition
    Trump Administration Determined to Exit Treaty Reducing Risk of War

    IN THIS ISSUE: Macron Calls on Iran to Respect Nuclear Obligations in Call With Rohani, Ex Royal Navy Commanders Question Trident Need as Coronavirus Costs Rise, Interview/Brad Roberts: Conventional Strike Capability by Japan Good for Deterrence

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  • Meeting the Challenges of a New Nuclear Age April 2, 2020 Edition
    Meeting the Challenges of a New Nuclear Age

    IN THIS ISSUE: America’s Allies Are Becoming a Proliferation Threat, Germany, France, UK Circumvent Sanctions to Send Medical Goods to Iran, IAEA Says Continuously Monitoring Nuclear Deal in Iran Amid Pandemic, WIPP: COVID-19 Outbreak Leads to Reduction in Nuclear Waste Operations Near Carlsbad

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  • March 31, 2020 Edition
    North Korea Says Pompeo Undercuts Its Interest in Restarting Talks

    IN THIS ISSUE: Coronavirus Is Idling North Korea's Ships, Achieving What Sanctions Did Not, US Extends Iran Nuclear Cooperation Sanctions Waivers, Report: ICBMs to Fall Short of Mission Needs in 2026, Nuclear Regulators Ease Some Power Regs in Response to COVID-19

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  • Cyber Warfare & Inadvertent Escalation March 26, 2020 Edition
    Cyber Warfare & Inadvertent Escalation

    IN THIS ISSUE: Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Likely Postponed, US Set to Upgrade Controversial Nukes Stationed in Germany, Coming to a Country Near You: A Russian Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Scientists Are Working on a Faster, Cheaper Covid-19 Test

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  • The US Military's Behind-the-Scenes Moves to Protect Nuclear Readiness Amid Coronavirus March 24, 2020 Edition
    The US Military's Behind-the-Scenes Moves to Protect Nuclear Readiness Amid Coronavirus

    IN THIS ISSUE: Pentagon's Major Hypersonic Glide Body Flight Test Deemed Success, Russia's Northern Fleet Submariners To Test Fire Zircon Hypersonic Missiles, North Korea Test Fires Missiles; Seoul Slams It As Inappropriate, Pakistan's Effort to Launch 750km Range Missile Crashes

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  • Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing March 19, 2020 Edition
    Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing

    IN THIS ISSUE: IAEA Safeguards in North Korea: Possible Verification Roles and Mandates, US Commander Sees No Unusual Activity Inside North Korea's Missile Forces, US Sanctions Iran, Seeks Release of Americans Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Political Battle Brewing Over New Nuclear Program

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