China, North Korea’s only meaningful ally, should use its leverage to ensure that Pyongyang returns to meaningful negotiations on its nuclear weapons program.
In the seven decades since the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have become less and less relevant to the security of possessor states and their allies.
For the second year in a row, a resolution critical of Israel’s nuclear program failed to pass the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last month.
Iran is behind schedule on turning over information to the International Atomic Energy Agency on alleged activities related to nuclear weapons development.
President Barack Obama urged Iran to reach a nuclear deal with the United States and five other world powers during his address to the UN General Assembly last month, but negotiators made little progress over a week of talks.
Twenty-six senators sent a letter to the Obama administration requesting increased funding for nuclear nonproliferation programs in the fiscal year 2016 budget for the Energy Department.
The IAEA’s state-level concept was intended to be the next logical step in the evolution of safeguards, but it appears to have inadvertently provided a vehicle for a rearguard attack on long-standing measures for strengthened safeguards.