Nuclear Newswire September 8, 2017
NORTH KOREA
H-bomb or Not, Experts Say North Korea Near Its Nuclear Goal
Eric Talmadge | Associated Press | Sep 7, 2017

Sunday's test, the sixth and most powerful North Korea has conducted since its first in 2006, was a stunning advance in its demonstrated ability to build high-yield nuclear weapons. 

38 North | September 5, 2017

Albert Wolf HuffPost September 7, 2017

"Reactive proliferation" in Asia is a dire prospect. But it's also highly unlikely. 

Anthony Cordesman| CSIS| September 5, 2017

It is all too natural for Americans to view North Korea's nuclear and missile programs in terms of what seems to be an irrational threat to the United States.  There is, however, a different side to North Korea's actions.

David Wright | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists| August 29, 2017

The codirector of the Global Security Program at the  Union of Concerned Scientists weighs in on earlier analysis of recent North Korean missile launches. "Unfortunately, at this point it is too early to rule out the possibility that the Hwasong-14 could carry a nuclear weapon to large cities on the US mainland."
NON-PROLIFERATION AND ARMS CONTROL
Marco Fey | Stanley Foundation CourierSummer 2017

While no one argues that a 3-D printer could produce a nuclear weapon, it could be used to accelerate acquisition by proliferators in several ways. 
OPPORTUNITIES
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia hopes the fellowship will attract women in engineering and science who are interested in becoming technical leaders in national security.  The fellowship, which will begin in fall 2018, is open to all qualified applicants. Candidates have until Nov. 1 to apply at  sandia.gov/careers ; search for job number 658086.

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

The  APNHI is an intensive, one-week immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region. This course, led by world-class historians and leading experts, will provide in-depth instruction and discussion on the evolution of nuclear technology, the origins and development of deterrence and extended deterrence theory, regional nonproliferation issues, and nuclear strategy. Applications are due no later than October 15, 2017 at 23:59 EST.

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