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The dispute between the United States and North Korea over the Sony Pictures hack continues, with North Korea denouncing new sanctions imposed by the U.S. Ploughshares Fund Executive Director Philip Yun discussed the cyberattacks, North Korea's nuclear threats, and implications for U.S. policy in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Watch the full segment here:  Read more »
Posted by admin on December 28, 2014
World powers and Iran will meet again in January in an effort to reach a comprehensive agreement that verifiably prevents an Iranian nuclear bomb. While gaps remain, a deal is within reach - if both sides find the political will to take advantage of this window of opportunity. Read more »
Posted by admin on December 19, 2014
With budget battles looming, members of Congress are looking for smart ways to reduce spending. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s approach stands out. “We’re holding far more nuclear weapons than are necessary, and the cost is undermining other national security priorities. Read more »
Posted by admin on December 9, 2014
  On the radar: US Wendy Sherman on Iran Talks; Consequence of no deal; Stepped up efforts; Congress’ waivers; Navy jittery about $100 billion sub plan; Sen. Rand Paul on Iran; and an Explosive YouTube channel.   Read more »
Posted on October 24, 2014
  On the radar: Optimistic for a deal, but creativity needed; Bridging gaps; Sanctions relief sequencing; Why inspections are key; Iran can’t walk away; Don’t tell anybody about Israel’s “kumquats”; and unnecessary weapons, staggering costs.   Read more »
Posted on September 26, 2014
  On the radar: “Don’t let opportunity pass”; “Historic opportunity”; Rehashed Parchin accusations; the Other Mid-East point of nuclear contention; PM Cameron meets Rouhani; and the Problems with building new U.S. nuclear weapons.   Read more »
Posted on September 25, 2014
  On the radar: Russia’s ongoing military modernization; Northeast Asia security agreement; Maximalist demands and an Iran deal; and Turkey entering the missile defense bazaar.   Read more »
Posted on September 11, 2014
  On the radar: Defense budget stalls ICBM replacement; Not in Maine’s backyard; Navy takes no-nonsense approach to nuclear cheating; Talbott on Putanism; James Doyle appeals DOE firing; Six things nuclear wonks fear most, and “The Beast” goes to Pyongyang.   Read more »
Posted on August 21, 2014
  On the radar: Senators call out backwards budget priorities; IAEA and Iran making headway; the Pits; About NATO’s nukes; Intellectual freedom at National Labs; Israel’s expanding nuclear capability; Is arms control really dead; and the Tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi.   Read more »
Posted on August 19, 2014
The international talks over Iran's nuclear program have been extended through November. Sure, we'd rather have had a deal. But as long as all sides remain committed to the process, we're still on track to achieve the objective: peacefully preventing the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon.  Read more »
Posted by admin on July 22, 2014
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