MOX

  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
  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