About the Author

Liz Whitfield is a program assistant at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former PONI intern. The views expressed above are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Project on Nuclear Issues, or the Carnegie Endowment.
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Next Stop for Nuclear Negotiations: North Korea?

Right now, the world’s attention is focused firmly on the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. But there is another country that deserves at least as much attention, if not more: North Korea. The hermit kingdom’s nuclear weapons program is looking more and more dangerous these days.

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The Cost of Modernization: Can we Afford to Replicate the Triad?

All three legs of the U.S. nuclear triad are aging and will need large-scale, expensive modernization in the coming decades if they are to be maintained. This has prompted a discussion about the continued necessity of the nuclear triad in the post-Cold War era. Is maintaining the triad worth the money?