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How the Coronavirus Outbreak is Like a Nuclear Attack

An interview with CNS expert Jeffrey Lewis on the similarities between crises that nobody wants, yet stumbles into.


How Trump Got Suckered by Iran and North Korea

He’s pushed Iran closer to going nuclear — and spurred an arms race in North Korea, Russia, and China.

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Tough Lessons: Advice for the Next President

Jeffrey Lewis joins Joe Cirincione on the Press the Button podcast from Ploughshares Fund.

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A Mysterious Explosion Took Place in Russia. What Really Happened?

Russia’s catastrophic test of a nuclear-powered missile proves that a new global arms race will mean new nuclear accidents.

The Washington Post

North Korea Is Keeping Its Nukes. That Seems to Be Fine with Trump Now.

The administration is treating North Korea like the nuclear power it is.

Preliminary range assessment of the KN-23 using Missile Tool Kit and Missile Flyout.

Preliminary Analysis: KN-23 SRBM

Despite the general similarity with Russia’s Iskander-M, the KN-23 exhibits differences consistent with indigenous design and production.

The underground nuclear test Site at Novaya Zemlya, Russia

US Claims of Russian Noncompliance with Nuclear-Test Ban Raise Questions

CNS experts on fact-checking, background, and implications of the accusations.

National Public Radio (NPR)

Trump Just Walked Away from the Best North Korea Deal He’ll Ever Get

It is obvious, or it should be, that North Korea has a strong hand to play.

Trump and Kim in Hanoi 2019

Anyone Could Have Seen Trump’s Failure in Hanoi Coming. Except Trump.

US officials are mistaken to think Kim Jong Un will disarm before sanctions end.

OP #45: The Finger on the Button

Authorizing and executing launch in nuclear-armed states.