December 1, 2016 | The Washington Post
THE BIOLOGICAL and Toxin Weapons Convention, a treaty outlawing the development and production of germ weapons, lacked effective verification and compliance mechanisms from the moment it entered into force in 1975. A series of review conferences has tried to improve it, without much success.
December 1, 2016 | Arms Control Wonk
Donald Trump’s narrow victory could bring a reprise of President Richard Nixon’s “madman theory” of deterrence – except on steroids. Nixon and Henry Kissinger believed that projecting an image of readiness to use nuclear weapons could provide negotiating leverage.
December 1, 2016 | Yun Sun
The pro-U.S. foreign policy of South Korean President Park Geun Hye is at risk now that she appears to be on her way out over a growing corruption scandal.
November 30, 2016 | Prospect
It is hard to remember a year like it. Brexit, the collapse of the David Cameron’s government and now the election of Donald Trump have sent the political world into a spin. By any measure, 2016 will go down as the graveyard of orthodoxy.
November 29, 2016 | The American Conservative
Giuliani reportedly remains the favorite for Secretary of State, but he might not get it:
November 29, 2016 | World Politics Review
Despite Donald Trump’s tough talk about the Iran nuclear deal during the presidential campaign, there have been some signals since the election that his administration may walk back his threat to cancel the accord.
November 28, 2016 | The Diplomat
Recently, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif nominated Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The outgoing COAS, General Raheel Sharif, is set to retire on November 29.
November 28, 2016 | Politico
LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE: Virginia and Maryland have told Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that they aren’t going to create a new oversight body for Metro before DOT’s deadline of Feb. 9, 2017, the Washington Post reports.
November 25, 2016 | Arms Control Wonk
Donald Trump becomes President when the global nuclear order is wobbly and arms-control agreements are unraveling. Nuclear dangers are growing along three axes – North Korea, U.S.-Russian relations, and the triangular competition among India, Pakistan and China.
November 23, 2016 | The Diplomat
Stimson's South Asian Visiting Fellows Program cited in The Diplomat on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf plans to march on Islamabad
In a bid to fix its previous shortcomings and to finally rout Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s damaged rule, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) planned to march on Islamabad yet again earlier this month.