Arms Control TodayAugust 28, 2014
At a July 30 hearing, members of Congress questioned the Obama administration’s policy toward negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program.
Issue BriefsJune 4, 2014
The next test of the U.S. Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system will occur "very soon," Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said May 28. And if that test is a success, he said, the Pentagon plans to add 14 interceptors to the 30 deployed in Alaska and California by 2017, increasing the total by almost 50 percent. This expansion will cost about $1 billion.
Arms Control TodayJune 2, 2014
North Korea can likely fit nuclear warheads on its ballistic missiles, according to a former South Korean official.
Arms Control TodayMay 1, 2014
North Korea said it is considering a new type of nuclear test, but did not provide any details on the nature of the test or the date.
Arms Control TodayApril 1, 2014
South Korea and the United States have brought into force a two-year interim extension of the their agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation, the State Department said in a March 18 press release.
Arms Control TodayApril 1, 2014
UN member states should focus on improving implementation of existing sanctions on North Korea rather than passing new measures, a report to the UN Security Council said.
Fact Sheets & BriefsFebruary 3, 2014
Arms Control TodayJanuary 9, 2014
The International Atomic Energy Agency says satellite imagery shows activities at Yongbyon that are “consistent with” restarting of a reactor shut down since 2007.
Arms Control TodayNovember 4, 2013
An official commentary hinted that Pyongyang might suspend nuclear testing after six-party talks resume, but a South Korean official expressed skepticism.
Arms Control TodayOctober 2, 2013
Arms Control TodaySeptember 3, 2013
Panama stopped a ship carrying Soviet-made Cuban weapons to North Korea on July 15, charging a violation of UN Security Council sanctions that prohibit transfers of arms to Pyongyang.
Issue BriefsJuly 17, 2013
Arms Control TodayJuly 2, 2013
The United States will focus on coordinating with partner countries in the region before negotiating with North Korea over dismantling its nuclear program, the U.S. special representative for North Korea said.
Arms Control TodayJune 3, 2013
In a visit to Washington, South Korea’s president laid out a process for building trust on the Korean peninsula, an approach she said she hoped would be a step toward unification.
Threat Assessment BriefMay 21, 2013
Following condemnations by the international community of North Korea’s December satellite launch and February nuclear test, Pyongyang unleashed a furious barrage of rhetorical threats in March and April against the United States and South Korea. Now, the hot air war of the early spring appears to be over, despite the exercise launch of six short-range missiles by North Korea off its east coast in recent days and the ongoing visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to South Korea.
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