Weapons of Mass Destruction

Global Governance & International Regimes

The proliferation of nuclear, radiological, biological, and chemical weapons pose a threat to global peace and security. Stimson experts develop strategies to reduce the proliferation of these weapons of mass destruction.

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April 12, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu, Peter Makowsky and Jenny Town READ MORE

March 7, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu, Irv Buck and Jenny Town READ MORE

March 7, 2019 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit

The past few days have been filled with reports that North Korea is rebuilding partially dismantled facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) and speculation that it might be preparing to renew testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). READ MORE

February 15, 2019 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

With another summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for February 27-28 in Vietnam, the potential dismantlement of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center looms as a first step towards denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. READ MORE

December 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian and Joel Wit. READ MORE

October 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Jayita Sarkar

American nuclear nonproliferation policy is a combination of economic and security imperatives. READ MORE

September 17, 2018 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

In what appears to be an authoritative-level article in Rodong Sinmun on September 15, Pyongyang has strongly reasserted its commitment to a new relationship with the US and to the process of denuclearization. READ MORE

September 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

On September 6, 2018, North Korean media reported what amounts to a new formulation on the nuclear issue from Kim Jong Un: READ MORE

August 3, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Madden

Recent commercial satellite imagery analysis by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, published by  READ MORE

July 31, 2018 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

Pyongyang media managed to mark the July 27 anniversary of the North’s “victory” in the Korean War without a single mention of whom the war was fought against or over whom victory was achieved. READ MORE

June 5, 2018 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit

This article is a reprint of Joel Wit’s op-ed originally published in Th READ MORE

April 24, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Americans, being a moral people, want their foreign policy to reflect the values we espouse as a nation. But Americans, being a practical people, also want their foreign policy to be effective.” ― George P. Shultz READ MORE

April 19, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Steve Coll’s new book picks up where he left off in Ghost Wars, published in 2004. Together, the two volumes are more than a 1,500-page thick opus on futility, confusion, misplaced hopes and serious errors. READ MORE

April 18, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quotes of the week: “You show me a Secretary of Defense who’s planning not to prevail [in a nuclear war] and I’ll show you a Secretary of Defense who ought to be impeached.” — Caspar Weinberger, New York Times, August 24, 1982 READ MORE

March 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

By Barry M. Blechman READ MORE

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