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Assassination of a Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist: Is This the JCPOA's Nuclear Fallout?

This assassination deals a significant blow to the diplomatic approach Biden is expected to take toward U.S.-Iran relations, no matter who actually carried out the attack, fueling a continued era of mistrust between Iran, Israel, and the United States. Read more...

No Clear Skies Ahead: Assessing the Future of the Open Skies Treaty

To ensure the safety and security of the U.S. and our allies, the Biden administration should look to rejoin the OST, but not without thoroughly reassessing and reevaluating its content and relevance. This can be achieved through an emphasis on mutual nuclear transparency concerns and global security threats in a changing international system, supported by renewed scientific collaboration. Read more...

The Boys in the Ban: What the TPNW Means as It Enters Into Force

So whether one thinks the TPNW is a flawed invention or a peacemaker, it’s impossible to deny that a new day has come: one that will encourage the world to reflect on the sustainability of nuclear weapons not just as a strategic tool, but also what we’re doing to the Earth and to humankind. Where exactly is the world going? And how are we going to get there? Read more...

A Ballistic Dis-Missile? Reevaluating North Korea's Nuclear Threat

For better or for worse, North Korea's new ICBM merely reaffirms what the U.S. already knows: that North Korea is a legitimate nuclear threat that must not be forgotten amidst standoffs with other adversaries like China. No matter its true capabilities, the Hwasong-16's presence is a cautious reminder and clear demonstration that past U.S. diplomatic efforts have failed and that North Korea still intends to push the envelope on its nuclear expansion. Read more...

Potential Energy: Exploring China-Saudi Arabia Nuclear Cooperation

Continued China-Saudi Arabia collaboration raises questions of not merely the existence or potential lethality of a Saudi nuclear weapons program, but larger implications for the future of the Middle East, U.S.-Iran nuclear relations, and U.S.-China relations as tensions in the Gulf rise to a new fever pitch. Read more...

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