New Risks and New Arms Control Solutions: North Korea, Disruptive Technologies, and the New Arms Race 9:00 a.m. Welcome Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association 9:15 a.m. Morning Panel I “INF, New START, and the Crisis in U.S.-Russian Arms Control” Ambassador Richard Burt, Former U.S. Diplomat and Negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Read More
Stimson Center is hosting a panel discussion to review summit outcomes and implications for making a DPRK denuclearization deal, key takeaways and opportunities moving forward. Highlights Cohosted with the International Crisis Group Moderator: LAUREL MILLER, Director, Asia Program, International Crisis Group Panelists: CHRISTOPHER GREEN, Senior Adviser, Korean Peninsula, International Crisis Group JOEL WIT, Senior Fellow & Read More
The first conference of the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series will be held on July 10-11 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
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.
In a recent piece of nuclear news easily overshadowed by the Iran deal, teh Center for Public Integrity (CPI) highlighted new information about South Africa’s refusal to give up six bombs worth of weapons-grade uranium. In 2011 and agian in 2013, President Obama wrote letters to South African President Jacob Zuma asking him to relinquish the country’s highly-enriched uranium, to blend it down to low-enriched uranium (LEU), or to transfer it to the United States in exchang for $5 million worth of LEU. President Zuma refused.
There are currently five NWFZs, which have been bound by international treaties signed by all states in those respective regions. The idea of a Middle East NWFZ has been around for nearly forty years, when Iran first proposed it in 1974.