Joshua Pollack’s Articles

North Korean woman in a hospital bed

OP #53: Public-health Engagement with North Korea in the COVID-19 Era

A new program of humanitarian aid will be needed to permit a safe reopening, and potentially also to address the human consequences of the protracted closure.

Launch of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

How the Biden Administration Can Restore the Balance in Nuclear Policy

Nuclear policy-makers must find the balance between deterrence and nonproliferation interests.

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Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 26, Nos. 5–6

Includes a Special Section on the shifting South Asian nuclear landscape.

Negotiations about Iranian Nuclear Program - the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Other Officials of the P5+1 and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran and EU in Lausanne (Src: Wikimedia Commons)

NPR’s Iran Reader

Key articles on Iran’s nuclear program and the world’s response.

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US-North Korea Diplomacy Is Over for Now. What Comes Next?

After fruitless negotiations, Kim Jong Un is turning back to his weapons scientists.

Princeton University

Evidence about North Korea’s Nuclear-Weapon Designs

Open-source data presents a consistent picture of DPRK’s four nuclear-weapon designs

Daily Beast

How Trump Used Classified Intel to Troll Iran

If Donald Trump wants to disclose secrets to the Russian ambassador, or to the entire world via Twitter, he may do so. But at a massive cost to the U.S. intelligence apparatus.

NK News

The Limits of Kim’s Patience: Will North Korea Test another Missile Soon?

As negotiations continue to stall, the DPRK leader’s options appear increasingly limited.

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New Research Examines the Nuclear Dimensions of the 1967 Middle East War

Israeli, Egyptian, US scholars examine unresolved questions about the role of Dimona in the Six-Day War.

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OP #46: Options for a Verifiable Freeze on North Korea’s Missile Programs

Freezing North Korea’s missile program can be a first step toward promoting trust and providing concrete security benefits.