31 Jul 2018

North Korea working on new missiles despite denuclearization pledge

New satellite imagery show new activity at missile production sites in North Korea, according to unnamed officials. This evidence would run counter to President Trump’s insistence since his summit with North Korean leader Kim that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”  Source: North Korea working on

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31 Jul 2018

Satellite Imagery + Social Media = A New Way to Spot Emerging Nuclear Threats

Researchers from NC State University, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, are combining satellite and social media data to develop new ways to confirm satellite data using geotagged social media posts and visa versa. Its applicability will be limited, however, in countries with

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31 Jul 2018

Report: Revive Cold War Contacts to Stop Spread of Nuclear Weapons

A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies argues that the U.S. and Russia should restore their Cold War-era anti-proliferation cooperation and communication channels to reduce the ongoing threat of nuclear proliferation. The report uses freshly declassified documents to track how these channels supported anti-proliferation measures around the

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09 Jul 2018

North Korea Submarine Development Signals Increased Nuclear Threat

In the midst of negative language from North Korea following the US Secretary of State’s visit to the country, South Korean military intelligence has shared that North Korea may be developing new nuclear submarines able to launch nuclear missiles. Such developments would further complicate U.S. efforts to denuclearize the peninsula

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09 Jul 2018

After talks, North Korea accuses US of ‘gangster-like’ demands

After multiple days of negotiations with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, North Korea has indicated a difficult road ahead for denuclearization by dismissing U.S. demands as “gangster-like.” Pompeo announced the achievement of a number of commitments for additional discussions before North Korean state news announced that they led to

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02 Jul 2018

Bolton: US has a plan to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program within a year

U.S. national security advisor John Bolton announced a U.S. plan for the full dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear missiles program within a year. Declining to comment on intelligence suggesting it to be “unlikely” that North Korea will denuclearize and that the country may be actively deceiving U.S. intelligence, Bolton indicated

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