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A North Korean leadership shake-up may indicate a harder line on nuclear talks with the United States.
North Korea is no longer bound to its self-imposed mortarium on nuclear and long-range missile testing, multiple officials have announced. As the United States and South Korea work to promote peninsular peace and revitalize U.S.-North Korean diplomacy, Pyongyang maintains that future negotiations are contingent on a shift in U.S. policy.
North Korea will no longer bide earlier unilateral commitments to refrain from nuclear and long-range missile testing.
The three nations have been engaged in discussions while U.S.-North Korean diplomacy gains larger headlines.
Tensions mount as the United States and North Korea continue to each issue provocative statements ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for denuclearization negotiations. Despite the U.S. good-faith suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea, satellite imagery indicates that nuclear and missile development in North Korea is ongoing.
Rapidly advancing cybertechnology threatens to undermine traditional thinking on when the use of nuclear weapons may be provoked.
NATO’s secretary-general outlines why arms control measures provide for alliance security.
Washington and Pyongyang made little progress at latest round of talks.
Working-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea hit a roadblock this month after negotiators failed to agree on steps toward a denuclearization and peace process. The Trump Administration appears optimistic about future bilateral negotiations despite Pyongyang’s recent missile provocations and warning of a resumption of long-range ballistic missile tests.
Stagnant U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks could resume if Washington agrees to moderate its demands.
An innovative verification approach could help build confidence that North Korea is complying with any denuclearization agreement in the future.
As U.S. and North Korean leaders make nice, a next round of nuclear negotiations remains unscheduled.
A new report details the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime.
This new report is the fourth in a series that assesses the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime. Collectively, states fared worse on the majority of criteria when compared with the prior edition covering the 2013–2016 period.