Does deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system protect South Korea from North Korean aggression? Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle and Center Scoville Fellow Bernadette Stadler penned an op-ed in The Hill that argues the benefits of the system are overblown. To read the op-ed, click here.
In an op-ed in Toronto Star, Center National Advisory Board Member John Polanyi argues that U.S. advancements in submarine-launched ballistic missiles could create further destabilization with Russia. To read the op-ed, click here.
The President’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department would have dire consequences. Council Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell has authored a piece in Just Security on the State Department’s scope and purpose in the context of U.S. national security. To read the piece, click here.
Council and Center in the Press:
Center Executive Director John Tierney quoted in Teen Vogue on nuclear weapons and nonproliferation. To read the article, click here.
Center Senior Science Fellow Philip E. Coyle quoted in Science Magazine on ICBMs. To read the article, click here.
Center Senior Science Fellow John Gilbert quoted in Fox News on chemical weapons in Ukraine. To read the article, click here.
Center National Advisory Board Member Matthew Meselson quoted in Agence France Presse (AFP) on the use of a VX nerve agent. To read the article, click here.
Council and Center Policy Analyst James McKeon quoted in Voice of America (VOA) News on Secretary Tillerson’s comments on North Korea. To read the article, click here.
Council Board Member Dr. Jim Walsh quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on Secretary Tillerson’s comments on North Korea. To read the article, click here.
What We Are Reading:
Teen Vogue took on the task of introducing the importance of nuclear non-proliferation and highlighting the risks of accidents and the threat of nuclear terrorism to its audience. To read the article, click here.
At an international nuclear policy conference, Christopher Ford, a senior administration official, said that the Trump Administration was reviewing whether to back away from longstanding U.S. policy that aimed for a world without nuclear weapons. To learn more, click here.
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is an intergovernmental organization whose members implement voluntary export controls on missiles capable of delivering nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, as well as related technology. To know more, read the Center’s factsheet here.
If you missed the Center’s Facebook Live discussion with Council board member Dr. Jim Walsh on North Korea, watch the replay. Dr. Walsh breaks down the North Korean threat and the various options the U.S. should explore to bring down the nuclear temperature. To watch the video, click here.
Policy analyst James McKeon talked to VOA News about Secretary Tillerson’s visit to Asia and his comments ruling out diplomatic efforts with North Korea. To watch the video, click here.