Council: Front and Center August 12

NUKES OF HAZARD PODCAST:

The Once and Future Framework

In 1994, the United States negotiated an agreement with North Korea that curbed its nuclear ambitions for eight years. The collapse of the agreement offers lessons for diplomatic efforts today. Amidst heated rhetoric between President Trump and North Korean leadership, this episode dives into the agreement with North Korea experts Jon Wolfsthal, Joel Wit, and Ambassador Robert Gallucci. Listen on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher or SoundCloud.

WHAT’S NEWS:

North Korea: US Diplomacy Is Gaining Results, Says Mattis

After days of fiery rhetoric from both the U.S. and North Korea, Secretary Mattis said war would be “catastrophic” and that diplomacy was gaining results. For more, ;click here.

Trump Pledges ‘Billions’ Increase In Missile Defense Spending

U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to increase defense spending by “billions of dollars,” while hinting that a plan to increase spending on missile defense may come as soon as next week. For more,click here.

COUNCIL AND CENTER QUIZ:

Last Week’s Winner and This Week’s Quiz

Council Quiz Winner: Steven G. Kellman was the first to correctly name Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) as the lead sponsor of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Preservation Act of 2017 (S.430).

Center Quiz Winner: Bob Shipman was the first to correctly name the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty as the treaty that bans all nuclear explosions on Earth whether for military or for peaceful purposes.

This Week’s Council Quiz: Name the Democratic challenger hoping to unseat Senator Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2018.

This Week’s Center Quiz: Name the American President who signed the Agreed Framework between the United States with North Korea.

The first person to send us the correct answer(s) will get a shout out in next week’s newsletter. Send your answer to hcorrea@clw.org.

CENTER IN THE PRESS:

Executive Director John Tierney was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 on rising escalations between the U.S. and North Korea. To listen to the interview, click here.

John Tierney was interviewed by Salem News on North Korea. To read the interview, click here.

John Tierney was quoted in WIRED on President Trump’s inaccurate comments on the U.S. nuclear arsenal. To read the article, click here.

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was interviewed in The National on military options in North Korea. To read the interview, click here.

Alexandra Bell was quoted in Defense News on the U.S. nuclear arsenal. To read the article, click here.

Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle was interviewed on ABC’s RN Breakfast News on North Korea’s latest nuclear advancement. To listen to the interview, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in LA Times on North Korea. To read the article, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in Reuters on U.S. missile defense. To read the article, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in KTOO News on U.S. missile defense. To read the article, click here.

Board Member Col. Richard Klass was quoted in The Hill on U.S. options with North Korea. To read the article, click here.

Policy Analyst James McKeon was quoted in WIRED on North Korea’s latest nuclear advancement. To read the article, click here.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Job Opening: Communications Director

The last date to apply for the position of Communications Director at the Council and Center is Monday, August 14, 2017. For details on the position and how to apply, click here.

COUNCIL ENDORSEMENTS:

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