Thomas Pickering

  On the radar: Path for diplomatic solution; Why GMD is failing; North Korean ship stopped in Panama; and Army discovers radioactive waste that the Air Force left in its backyard.   Read more »
Posted on July 17, 2013
  On the radar: Trident alternatives, costs and politics; Happy 68th birthday, nuclear weapons; Opportunity with Iran; Treaty compliance; UPF cost hikes; and Saudi Arabia’s missile dyad.   Read more »
Posted on July 16, 2013
  On the radar: Assessing the reports; Feinstein displeased on B61 costs, nonpro cuts; Recalibrating Iran strategy; Time to get real on missile defense; and Photos from life in the exclusion zone.   Read more »
Posted on April 26, 2013
  On the radar: Pickering, Luers, Lugar, Hayden and others on Iran; POTUS on DPRK; Brooks on nuclear policy; Reality check on missile defense; Tehran’s technology; View from Korean Peninsula; ICBM budget; and After upheaval, what happens to the nukes?   Read more »
Posted on April 17, 2013
On the radar: Rumblings from the Hill; Logic of zero; Reading Alma-tea leaves; Cuts threaten cleanup; Rethinking deterrence; and Next steps with North Korea. Read more »
Posted on February 28, 2013
  On the radar: Amb. Pickering on CTBT; Iran increasing conversion; Gallucci on North Korea; B61 budget delays; Lt. Gen. Kowalski on deterrence; Afflicted authoritarian arsenals; Dealing with radiation; and Inside Fukushima.   Read more »
Posted on February 21, 2013
  On the radar: Beyond summits; Finding bombs; Monitoring meteorites; No first use; Deterrence summit; Regional views on N. Korea; and Atomic scientists on ice.   Read more »
Posted on February 20, 2013
  On the radar: Caution and advice; Nuclear reductions slowing; Updated P5+1 package; Cutting nuclear spending; Tumbling satellite; Is it an ICBM; Amb. Hill on DPRK; and Budget, stability issues for prompt strike.   Read more »
Posted on December 17, 2012
The Iran Project, a group of leading national security experts and former officials, and a grantee of Ploughshares Fund, has published a new report about the costs and benefits of international sanctions against Iran. The report, endorsed by 38 leading national security figures, springs from the observation that “the costs of sanctions themselves are not routinely addressed in the public or policymaking debate.” Read more »
Posted by Yelena Altman on December 7, 2012
On the radar: Sanctions effectiveness and negotiating strategies; North Korea’s rocket record; Demint leaving; Collapsing WMD-armed state; Indifference on DPRK; and a little Little Boy. Read more »
Posted on December 6, 2012