Proliferation

Interview

No Good Options on North Korea

Sue Mi Terry interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

As former president Jimmy Carter visits Pyongyang, any movement on resumption of stalled talks on North Korea's denuclearization is unlikely, says CFR fellow Sue Terry. Washington should continue to deter Pyongyang's aggressive behavior using sanctions and working with regional allies, she says.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran

Authors: Eric S. Edelman, Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr., and Evan Braden Montgomery

It is unclear how a nuclear-armed Iran would weigh the costs, benefits, and risks of brinkmanship, meaning that it could be difficult to deter Tehran from attacking the United States' interests or partners in the region.

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Op-Ed

Tackling Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko argues that New START is a good step forward for limiting strategic nuclear weapons, but the proliferation and deployment of tactical nukes is a serious, and unaddressed, problem.

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Interview

North Korea-Iran Nuclear Cooperation

Jeffrey Lewis interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

WikiLeaks' cables on North Korea's missile sales to Iran have raised new concerns about the country's proliferation activities. Expert Jeffrey Lewis says Pyongyang's procurement networks pose the biggest threat, and recommends the international community strengthen interdiction measures.

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Interview

Iran Nuclear Talks: A Widening Chasm

Robin Wright interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 ended with plans to meet in Istanbul next month, but the differences between the two sides suggest a long road ahead dotted with meetings that don't go very far, says Iran expert Robin Wright.

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