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Security Brief: April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013

North Korea If you’re using any type of media on a semi-reuglar basis–newspapers, TV, radio, the Internet–then it’s pretty impossible for you not to know that something’s up with North Korea. Bellicose rhetoric, nuclear posturing, ya da ya da ya da. And if you you’ve heard about North Korea, you’ve also probably heard that one… Read More ›

Nuclear News: An endgame for Iran, deterrence myths, and the next level of terrorism

A lot is happening in the world of nuclear weapons; here’s a quick rundown of some articles, videos, and reports that may be of interest: Iran At The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Kaveh L. Afrasiabi sets out guidelines for a possible endgame in the Iranian nuclear saga. On the list: considering Iran to be… Read More ›

State of the Union Jitters

It’s a day before Obama’s first State of the Union address of his second term, and many commentators are speculating about what subjects the speech will address. With regards to international security, Obama could address topics (drones, other counterterrorism policies, nuclear weapons, etc.) or regions (the Middle East, South Asia particularly in terms of Pakistan… Read More ›

Security News: December 24, 2012

Turkey Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin has accused Iran of not doing enough to curtail the activities of the PKK (Kurdish Worker’s Party). The minister says that Iran has neglected to act against the PKK’s “intensified campaign” within its borders. The PKK, labeled a terrorist organization by the EU, the US, and Turkey, has been… Read More ›

Security News: December 19, 2012

Syria The humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian civil war is worsening. Estimates say that the number of refugees fleeing the conflict will double in the next year, amounting to over 1 million. In light of these estimates, the UN has appealed for an additional $1.5 billion in aid. Turkey has hosted the most refugees… Read More ›

Nuclear News: December 9, 2012

The United States has carried out a nonexplosive nuclear test in Nevada. The subcritical test did not involve a fission process that is key to atomic detonations. The test took place at the Nevada National Security Site. The test–the first since February 2011–studied “how plutonium responds to a conventional explosive detonation.”  The US has said… Read More ›

Nuclear News: Nov. 28, 2012

Pakistan Pakistan has test launched a medium-range missile capable of delivering nuclear warheads to a target up to 1300 km away. That makes the Hatf V (Ghauri) missile capable off hitting deep targets in India. Meanwhile, the father of the Pakistani nuclear program, A.Q. Khan, has registered a new political party in the country. It is… Read More ›

Security Brief: August 29, 2012

Iran The IAEA has established a Task Force on Iran. The Task Force will investigate allegations of a military component to Tehran’s civilian nuclear program. The Task Force is meant to consolidate related experts, analysts, and specialists into one unit. Read about it here, here, and here. Meanwhile, at the Non-Aligned Summit, Iran has put… Read More ›

Ours is a Nuclear Age

The year is 1952. Reed Hadley, beloved movie star, is playing the role not of villain or protagonist, but of narrator. He’s used to this. In addition to his good looks, he also possesses a voice perfect for narration, whether in movies or documentaries. But while this type of work is routine, the subject for… Read More ›