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Imagining a Nuclear War With North Korea: The 2020 Commission, Misperception, and Trump
July 04, 2019

Imagining a Nuclear War With North Korea: The 2020 Commission, Misperception, and Trump

By Robert Farley
Jeffrey Lewis' 2020 Commission holds important lessons for how Trump's diplomacy with North Korea could go south.

Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
January 05, 2018

Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Stanley Kubrick’s iconic dark comedy continues to highlight the importance of nuclear command-and-control safety mechanisms.
Why Trump's Threat of 'Fire and Fury' Against North Korea Is So Dangerous
August 11, 2017

Why Trump's Threat of 'Fire and Fury' Against North Korea Is So Dangerous

By Vipin Narang and Ankit Panda
Trump's empty threats are not only dangerous; they serve to undermine allied commitments and the credibility of U.S. threats.

North Korea Is Willing to Talk and China Is Somewhat Relieved
June 24, 2017

North Korea Is Willing to Talk and China Is Somewhat Relieved

By DD Wu
North Korea's ambassador to India expressed willingness to talk with the United States about freezing its nuclear and missile tests

Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy
April 30, 2017

Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy

By Ankit Panda
Vipin Narang explains North Korea's nuclear warfighting strategy and theory of victory.

Making Sense of North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: The Big Picture
April 28, 2017

Making Sense of North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: The Big Picture

By Ryan Barenklau
How far along are North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs?

Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
March 28, 2017

Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics

By Ankit Panda
Let's make one thing clear: India can explore a pre-emptive first strike without changing its 2003 nuclear doctrine.
South Asian Strategic Stability and Pakistan's Babur-3 Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
January 14, 2017

South Asian Strategic Stability and Pakistan's Babur-3 Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Will Pakistan's new submarine-launched cruise missile bolster or harm strategic stability?

Making a US-Sino War ‘Thinkable’?
September 22, 2016

Making a US-Sino War ‘Thinkable’?

By Amitai Etzioni
A new study may embolden those who see conflict as inevitable.

Just How Secure Are India and Pakistan's Nuclear Materials?
January 21, 2016

Just How Secure Are India and Pakistan's Nuclear Materials?

By Ankit Panda
The Nuclear Threat Initiative's 2016 index does not paint a reassuring picture of nuclear materials security in South Asia.

What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
January 05, 2016

What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?

By Robert Farley
Cooler heads prevailed in the end, but nuclear use was a real possibility in the Korean War.

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