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Sixty-Nine Years After Hiroshima, Time for Renewed Action for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival

By Daryl G. Kimball Since the devastating U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 69 years ago this week, the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons have motivated ordinary citizens to push their leaders to pursue arms control and disarmament measures … Continue reading

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How to Read the North Korean Nuclear Missile Threat

By Greg Thielmann Enduring the continuous barrage of nuclear missile threats coming out of North Korea in recent days is not for the faint-hearted. But seeking to separate the real from the rhetorical is an essential task for policy-makers, pundits, … Continue reading

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Worldwide Threat Assessment (2013)

By Greg Thielmann The “Worldwide Threat Assessment,” which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper presented to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12, contains some closely-watched language on evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation threats. Although this year’s edition … Continue reading

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Defying Global Taboo, North Korea Conducts 3rd Nuclear Blast

By Daryl G. Kimball and Greg Thielmann The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has apparently conducted its third nuclear test explosion, defying the explicit demands of the UN Security Council and the international community that it … Continue reading

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Korean Missile Envy

By Greg Thielmann The United States and it close ally, the Republic of Korea (ROK), have just scored an “own goal” by agreeing to allow ROK development of longer-range ballistic missiles – a move that will set back international efforts … Continue reading

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DPRK Now 0-4 On Long-Range Missile Tests; Now Task Is to Prevent 3rd Nuclear Test

By Peter Crail and Daryl G. Kimball Today, the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) followed through with their plan to conduct a long-range ballistic missile test, which failed, according to early assessments. The DPRK claimed the … Continue reading

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Obama on Track With Call for Deeper Nuclear Reductions

By Daryl G. Kimball On Monday President Barack Obama delivered a major address on his nuclear security agenda at Hankuk University in Seoul as he and other leaders gather for the second international Nuclear Security Summit. The bulk of his … Continue reading

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