Feb 29, 2024

Bowing to Putin’s nuclear blackmail will make nuclear war more likely

By Peter Dickinson

By allowing themselves to be intimidated by Putin’s nuclear threats, Western leaders risk plunging the world into a dark new era of insecurity and aggression, writes Peter Dickinson.

Arms Control Conflict

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Feb 16, 2024

Garlauskas published in Foreign Affairs

On February 15, Markus Garlauskas and the Korea Society’s Jonathan Corrado published a new piece in Foreign Affairs titled, “The Arsenal of Autocracy: How North Korean Weapons Fuel Conflict—and How to Stop the Flow.” The article emphasizes the importance of building a United States-led international effort to stop North Korea from establishing arms trade relationships […]

Arms Control China

In the News

Feb 9, 2024

Zysk in on nuclear threats and de-escalation

By Katarzyna Zysk

On February 9, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Katarzyna Zysk was quoted in discussing the Russian nuclear threats. 

Europe & Eurasia Nuclear Nonproliferation

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Feb 6, 2024

Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow John Culver Quotes in New York Times

By John Culver

On February 4, Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow John Culver was quoted in a New York Times article on China’s rapid nuclear buildup.

China Defense Policy

In the News

Dec 30, 2023

Soofer on Voice of America on North Korean missile threat

By Atlantic Council

Robert Soofer speaks on Voice of America to discuss the rising missile threat from North Korea.

Arms Control China

In the News

Dec 19, 2023

Gilbert quoted in NK News on next steps for North Korea

On December 15, Lauren Gilbert was quoted in NK News assessing President Yoon Suk Yeol’s North Korea policy as part of a survey of over 100 experts. She explained that although there was room for improvement, Yoon’s “call to cease development of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons while being open to diplomacy and providing aid” was […]

Indo-Pacific Korea


Nov 28, 2023

Our experts explain what US policymakers should know about deterring Russia’s and China’s nuclear threats

The fellows of Forward Defense’s Nuclear Strategy Project met at a roundtable to discuss how to deter nuclear powers Russia and China from expanding their capabilities and from giving nuclear weapons a greater role in Moscow's and Beijing's defense strategies.

China East Asia

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Nov 14, 2023

Hinata-Yamaguchi quoted in South China Morning Post on Japan-Russia relations

On November 13, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi was quoted in South China Morning Post article on the end of a thirty-year-old nuclear decommissioning pact between Japan and Russia, suggesting that “the agreement in itself is less important” than the overall decline in relations. 

Arms Control Indo-Pacific


Nov 9, 2023

The Gaza war probably won’t change Iran’s nuclear strategy. It’ll make it difficult to reach a long-term agreement, though.

By Danny Citrinowicz  

For now, Iranian deterrence is working, since Tehran is not paying any price for its proxy activity.

Iran Israel

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Nov 8, 2023

Soofer speaks at Project Atom report launch

By Atlantic Council

Robert Soofer and co-authors introduce the Project Atom report, discussing possible changes in US nuclear policy and posture.

Arms Control China