Nuclear proliferation

Politics
The former national security adviser is warning that the regime will never end its nuclear program willingly.
World News
The country has accused Washington of "misleading public opinion."
World News
Kim Jong Un has pledged to close the country’s nuclear test site in May in full view of the outside world
U.S. News
The president also said he was negotiating for the return of three American prisoners, on top of denuclearization.
World News
North Korea has told the United States it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when Kim meets Trump, according to a U.S. official.
Opinion
A man famous for going off script and tweeting impulsively is walking into an exceptionally delicate diplomatic dilemma.
World News
The regime also announced plans to hold a summit with South Korea in April.
Politics
With a vengeance. Explosion after explosion after explosion. Holy shit, that was a big one!!! It almost sounds like a message
Politics
Donald Trump is not even in the White House and he is already threatening to upend decades of U.S. nuclear policy and plunge us back into the dangerous arms race that led to the Cold War.
The World Post
Early in the Cold War the U.S. threatened "massive retaliation" in Europe to offset Soviet conventional superiority. Once
Politics
The moderators at the next presidential debate must therefore put these issues front and center. We need a Commander in Chief who not only has the temperament to handle the challenges of the nuclear arsenal, but also one who understands what it's all about.
The World Post
It had been at least a few days since North Korea did anything terribly provocative. So another disruptive event was long overdue. Pyongyang then conducted its fifth nuclear test. And, as always, the "international community" was shocked and appalled.
Politics
Our longstanding policy of escalating economic or diplomatic sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear recklessness has
Politics
Though "Make America Great Again" sounds good, it would be a more credible slogan from someone who showed a greater understanding of what has made America a great world power to begin with.
The World Post
North Korea has completed its first Korean Workers' Party congress in 36 years. The ruling elite appeared to be getting along fine despite international sanctions. Washington needs to find a new approach toward the North.
The World Post
Unfortunately, the U.S. government has no ability to protect North Koreans from their own government. Bomb Pyongyang? Tighten sanctions? Push Beijing to end support for North Korea? If such steps don't work for nukes, they won't work for human rights.
Politics
Nuclear proliferation and global warming are two big issues that Donald Trump is wrong about. They're also the two biggest threats to our planet.
The World Post
This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)
Politics
This week the nation got to experience March Madness a few days early with Donald Trump's back-to-back town halls. On Tuesday, Trump said he supports nuclear non-proliferation but also suggested that South Korea and Japan get nuclear weapons of their own (the latter has a pretty good rationale for being nuclear-free). The next night, when asked if women who have abortions should be punished, he replied, "there has to be some form of punishment." And no, this wasn't an early April Fool's joke. He walked back the statement the next day, but perhaps this is the reason why three-quarters of women view him unfavorably. But as extreme as the statement was, it's worth noting that mainstream Republican policy has been punishing women seeking abortions for years at the state level - putting up unnecessary roadblocks, mandating outdated procedures and making life as miserable as possible for vulnerable women. Madness indeed.
Politics
How do these events inform us about the future of nuclear power, or its place in addressing climate change? One view is that nuclear power is safe and cost-effective, with long periods of stability and reliability interrupted infrequently by accidents. The other view is that power from the atom is unsafe and costly, with catastrophic accidents separated by periods of stability leading to a false sense of security.