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Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Priority-based approach to the North Korean nuclear issue—An enlightened dose of self-centeredness

From the time Chairman Kim Jong-Un started his “charm offensive” early last year until the fallout of the second summit meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February 2019, officials and experts have debated whether North Korea is ready for denuclearization on the terms of the United States and its allies. Rather […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae

Economic Sanctions Korea

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Diplomacy surrounding the Korean peninsula

For more than half a century, the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances have played critical roles for maintenance and enhancement of peace and security in Northeast Asia, the entire Asia-Pacific region, and even the world. The future course of US-North Korea and inter-Korea negotiations over denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula is […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae and James L. Schoff

Korea Missile Defense

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Nuclear Futures in South Asia (Private Workshop)

On May 26, the South Asia Center hosted a private workshop with delegations from India and Pakistan in Istanbul, turkey. This event featured an introduction by Bharath Gopalaswamy, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center, which was followed by a moderated discussion. Also in attendance were Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, and […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

India Missile Defense

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Reinvigorating NATO’s nuclear deterrence posture through transparency

It is important for NATO to revive the role of its nuclear deterrence posture through clear messaging and effective confidence-building measures that will strengthen its security in future threat environments.

New Atlanticist by Aaron Richards

NATO Nuclear Deterrence

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Bad advice

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently advocated building intermediate-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles to target and presumably use against Russia. No doubt Poroshenko calculated that he might gain a political advantage during the final days of a tough campaign for reelection by adopting this hawkish stance. And he may have also thought it made military […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Defense Industry

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Why do so few presidential candidates support NATO and EU membership?

Out of forty-two candidates who are running for president in the Ukrainian elections on March 31, only eleven support NATO and EU membership. This represents a lower proportion of supporters than the over 300 deputies who voted on three occasions to change the constitution to include those two goals. Batkivshchina (Fatherland) party and the Radical […]

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Defense Policy Elections

Sun, Mar 3, 2019

Nuclear threats and opportunity

It's time for India and Pakistan's international partners to insist they engage urgently in talks to better manage their relationship.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

India Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Trump did the right thing in Hanoi

Summit with North Korea’s Kim Jung-un collapses under the weight of sanctions.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

India and Pakistan on a steep escalatory ladder to war

It is critical that leaders in India and Pakistan defuse the current situation before it becomes impossible to retrieve

New Atlanticist by Shuja Nawaz

India Nuclear Deterrence

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

US withdrawal from nuclear arms control treaty could give Russia ‘free rein’

In congressional testimony, Atlantic Council’s Alexander Vershbow says US allies concerned "we  may have given a gift to President Putin."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Arms Control Nuclear Deterrence