Trump's public castigation of once-valued allies, plus his abandonment of core Western values on the altar of a purely self-serving transactional foreign policy, have been deeply unsettling.
As world leaders prepare to meet this month at the United Nations in New York, we call on them to take urgent steps to reduce the risks of nuclear confrontation.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS - South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s strategy for bettering multilateral relations after the summit may have been shattered, but Seoul has observed several encouraging signs.
ORF - The much awaited Hanoi summit (27-28 February) between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ended abruptly.
The UK can and should promote discussions among the nuclear states to build a common understanding around the impact of new technologies (such as missile defense) on nuclear weapon systems.
THE CONVERSATION - The INF Treaty took seven years to negotiate, contributed to the end of the Cold War, and ushered in three decades of strategic stability.
EURASIA REVIEW - In January 2019, the Bulletin has chosen to retain the hand at two minutes to midnight – largely because it could not have taken it anywhere else.
AIIA - The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has again highlighted that the nuclear order is under attack and nuclear risks are increasing -- the “New Abnormal”.
38 NORTH - For any agreement on denuclearization in the DPRK, it will be essential to establish effective verification arrangements.
WASHINGTON QUARTERLY - Pakistan’s emulation of 1960s-era NATO flexible-response nuclear strategy has raised serious questions about Pakistan’s “full-spectrum deterrence” credibility.