On the radar: Kerry and Zarif meet again; New sanctions, House and Senate; North Korea really means it this time; Nuclear security receives massive cuts; MOX still a boondoggle; AF Secretary calls for acquisition reform; and Missile silo for sale.   Read more »
Posted on January 15, 2015
On the radar: Neglected and dysfunctional system; Israel not pushing new sanctions; Next round set for nuclear talks; North Korea “not ready for talks”; Obama’s nuclear pledge; Iran’s economic woes; and “Paper Tigers: China’s Nuclear Posture.” Read more »
Posted on December 12, 2014
  On the radar: Securing loose nukes; Iran talks update; Shlomo Brom on a deal; Lessons from Pyongyang; Old nukes, old thinking; Russia’s reactor deal; U.S. and Iranian opponents to a deal have a lot in common; and MOX gets a stay of execution.   Read more »
Posted on November 18, 2014
On the radar: Previewing the opposition; NGOs support diplomacy; Extension murmurs; Uncertainty over sanctions; BUFF upgrades; Pyongyang delivery vehicle rumors; Goodbye Yoda; and China’s boomers. Read more »
Posted on October 27, 2014
  On the radar: Nukes in Europe drain resources; Little appetite for removal now; No longer relevant; Iran talks resume; DRC ratifies CTBT; MOX production delayed again; and Don’t tell anyone about Israel’s nukes.   Read more »
Posted on September 4, 2014
  On the radar: Why we should keep fighting for a deal; Obama mulls an extension; Avoiding war by making a deal; the Argument for putting Iran’s PMDs behind us; an Iranian political prisoner on why we need a deal; a Realist’s perspective on dealmaking; Seeking Catherine Ashton’s replacement; the Pitfalls of a smaller non-proliferation budget; U.S. nuclear weapons lab flunks safety inspection; Increasing cooperation on nuclear forensics; Hand over fist for GBMD; Still paying for mothballed MOX; and Building new tools for nuclear verification.   Read more »
Posted on July 17, 2014
  On the radar: Boomer dives into slush fund; Bomber in stealth mode; Hagel at SSBN base; Cutting nuclear waste; Sending ministers to Vienna; Iraq loses some uranium compounds, inks nuclear security treaty; MOX in veto threat; Safety concerns at Hanford; and All of the problems with the NNSA in one graphic.   Read more »
Posted on July 10, 2014
  On the radar: Zarif on lessons from the past; Iran’s breakout estimate; Enrichment without a deal; Aussies join US-Asian BMD plan; Congress won’t let MOX die; the history of the National Security Working Group; Don’t re-invade Iraq; and What Iran negotiations have to do with the World Cup.   Read more »
Posted on June 13, 2014
  On the radar: Backing down from maximalist positions; Physicists have a plan; Bilateral talks; Bomber budget, strategic outlook; Overhauling the ICBM force; Japan’s MOX oversight; and Why Scottish independence will slow down nuclear disarmament.   Read more »
Posted on June 10, 2014
  On the radar: U.S. sends the A-Team for bilateral talks; Prepping for June 16 talks; Verification is the key; INF still in U.S. interests; the Sanctions trap; Securing Y-12; $4 billion MOX boondoggle; and Japan forgets to account for 640 kg of plutonium.   Read more »
Posted on June 9, 2014