East Asia

Small clove-shaped pieces emerging from a sphere. More than one sphere.

CNS’s Dr. Pilch Interviewed on the Origin of COVID-19

Dr. Richard Pilch shares his thoughts on COVID-19’s origin with The Economist.

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Russia, the USA and China Should Work Together against Natural or Deliberate Biological Threats

An interview concerning COVID-19, pandemics, and terrorism, with CNS’ Richard Pilch.

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Expect a Surge in North Korean Missile Tests, and of Greater Range

North Korea is signaling this will be its busiest year of missile testing yet.

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How to Counter China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign

Beijing is using lies to undermine America’s standing; the US should fight back with science and truth.

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OP #47: Dual Use in the DPRK

North Korea could produce more yellowcake than previously assessed.

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

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

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North Korea’s Illicit Maritime Activities

Cameron Trainer on the Small Arms Survey podcast.

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NPR’s Iran Reader

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

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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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Will Trump Risk National Security and a Deal with North Korea?

If Washington left the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, then Moscow would likely follow suit.