East Asia

A Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles group formation marches to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, Oct. 1 2019 (from World Politics Review. Imaginechina photo via AP Images.).

China’s Nuclear Build-Up Could Make for a More Dangerous Future

Satellite photos appear to show that China is building vast fields of new missile silos in its sparsely populated western region.

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As Atomic Bomb Survivors Age, They’re Motivating the Next Generation on Disarmament

Even in a pandemic, Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors remind the world that nuclear weapons remain an existential threat.

Advancing the Process to Negotiate a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty

Results from a series of regional workshops and expert meetings by the fissile material cut off treaty (FMCT) expert preparatory group.

Jerry Brown, Masako Toki, and Bill Potter on Zoom

The Role of Youth as Change Agents for Nuclear Disarmament

High School Students from the US, Japan, and Russia discuss solutions to nuclear threats at the Online Critical Issues Forum Spring Student Conference.

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Critical Issues Forum 3rd Speaker Series: “Rebooting Memories” with Hibakusha

Visualizations help students empathize with the suffering caused by the atomic bombing of Japan.

Kim Jong Un viewing a missile launch test

Short Course: Tracking North Korea’s WMD and Sanctions Evasion with Open Sources

New course teaching cutting-edge research techniques, tools, and resources used by CNS experts.

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Inspiring Future Leaders in CIF

VIDEO: Lovely Umayam speaks to high school students from Japan, Russia, the US, and Nigeria.

Asia-Pacific Perspective on Bioweapons & Nuclear Deterrence

The threat and control of one category of WMDs affects that of the other.

OP #48: US Nonproliferation Cooperation with Russia and China

Absent great power cooperation, nonproliferation will be difficult to sustain.

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How the US Plans to Crack Down on Ransom Payments to North Korean Hackers

Figuring out who is behind a ransom attack is a chronic problem in the cybersecurity world.