On the radar: Nuclear deal in the forecast; Fear of sanctions hampers good faith transactions; the Crimea crisis and nuclear zero; Pentagon plans to plan nuclear force cuts; NNSA finds budget numbers that make it look good; DOE to subsidize the unaffordable; Moscow forgets about Lisbon Agreement; and North Korea makes Asian pivot deployments possible.   Read more »
Posted on April 7, 2014
  On the radar: Regional perspective; Iran talks resume; U.S. meets with Japan and South Korea on North Korea’s nuclear program; South Korea rattles saber; Radioactive waste vulnerable to earthquakes; MOX critics organized; and Red teaming UPF.   Read more »
Posted on April 4, 2014
  On the radar: Poster child for nuclear budget waste; Construction halt on the horizon; Doomsday caucus tries to save ICBMs; Nonproliferation commitment concerns; What can be done about North Korea; Businesses don’t rush into Iran; and India PM urges convention on no first use.   Read more »
Posted on April 3, 2014
  On the radar: Leadership and morale problems; North Korea rattles saber, gets rebuked; Politicizing INF; a Realistic approach for the Iran deal; Fumes at Hanford; and No market for MOX.   Read more »
Posted on March 31, 2014
  On the radar: Summit makes progress; Nonproliferation programs whacked; China statement on Japan’s Plutonium; Canada returns HEU to US; Why MOX won’t help with nonproliferation; New push for spending on old weapons; Poor protocol at WIPP; and North Korea test launches more missiles.   Read more »
Posted on March 26, 2014
  On the radar: Congress supports diplomacy, other messages mixed; the Problem of lifting sanctions; Modifying Arak; Zarif on the talks; Crimea and US-Russia cooperation; Biden in Poland; and South Carolina sues for MOX pork.   Read more »
Posted on March 19, 2014
  On the radar: The Pentagon gets ahead of itself on missile defense; Calculating the risk of sanctioning Russia; Ukraine’s impact on Iran talks; MOX plant shelved due to rising cost; Preventing nuclear terrorism; and Was it a missile or ASAT test.   Read more »
Posted on March 18, 2014
  On the radar: Mission-less bombs are getting expensive; Insulated nuclear budgets; Air Force still aspires for $550 million bomber; MOX pork; Israel may extend missile defense to cover Egypt and Jordan; Upgrading South Korea’s missile defense; Japan’s bomb in the basement; and Don’t give your girlfriend classified information.   Read more »
Posted on March 12, 2014
  On the radar: “A weapon without a purpose”; Budget battles on horizon; Crimea and the NPT; Russia’s bad timing; Obama’s nuclear security cuts; NNSA overlooked best practices; MOX supporters send letter; and China’s “Red Line” on North Korea.   Read more »
Posted on March 10, 2014
  On the radar: Balancing more weapons with less nuclear security; MOX plant gets the budget ax; Budget can’t decide what American security needs; New proposal goes hand over fist for missile defense; Nuclear weapons downplayed in Quadrennial Defense Review; Understanding the crisis in Crimea and its nuclear weapons legacy; US downplays Russian ICBM test; Preventing war through diplomacy; and New Mexico says it’s OK to leave nuclear waste in parking lot.   Read more »
Posted on March 5, 2014