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October 3,  2016
Center for Global Security Research Internships
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Center for Global Security Research's mission is to provide technology, analysis, and expertise to aid the U.S. government in preventing the spread or use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and examining the policy implications of proliferation of WMD, as well as deterrence.

The Center has openings for undergraduate and graduate students and recent bachelors or master's level graduates within one year, to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You may conduct research in the fields of nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, and research to support U.S policy- and decision-makers in developing strategies for national and international security. Arabic and Farsi speakers are especially encouraged to apply.

Post-Doctoral Researcher Position
Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark

A two-year position as a postdoc fellow in radio analytical chemistry is available in the Radioecology Section, Hevesy Laboratory Division at the Center for Nuclear Technologies.

Applicants should have a PhD with professional background in chemistry and several years of experience within one or more of the following:
  • Radio analytical chemistry
  • Nuclear analytical techniques (alpha, beta, gamma and liquid scintillation counter) and applications
The deadline to apply is Monday, October 24.

The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response 
Testimony by 
Daniel R. Russel, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
September 28, 2016

Russel appeared before the the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy to discuss the development of North Korea's missile programs and possible U.S. responses.

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Why Is North Korea's Fifth Nuclear Test Different from Its Other Tests? 
Jeffrey Lewis, The Atlantic
September 13, 2016 

Many people seem to have trouble accepting that North Korea really is building nuclear weapons. Jeffrey Lewis looks at the history of other nuclear powers' fifth tests as a gauge of NK progress.

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The Coming Confrontation with North Korea
Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations
September 20, 2016 

"Absent a major intervention, it is only a matter of time before North Korea increases its nuclear arsenal . . . and figures out how to miniaturize its weapons for delivery by missiles of increasing range and accuracy," according to Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Nuclear Roundup II: The Hard Part
Stephan Haggard, North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog
September 14, 2016 

There are things the United States can about North Korea absent Chinese cooperation, including not backing away from sanctions. 

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Firm Tied to NK Nuclear Program
September 26, 2016 

The United States has sanctioned Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development, a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month.

China Reopens Former Underground Nuclear Facility to the Public
September 26, 2016 

The 816 Nuclear Military Plant, the world's largest underground nuclear base, is now open to tourists in Chongqing, China.

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NEW REPORT: Improving the Security of All Nuclear Materials

International Institute for Strategic Studies, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
September 20, 2016

The report, commissioned by the Government of Switzerland, calls for stronger international safeguards for all nuclear materials, including the more than 80 percent held by non-civilian programs. 


Remarks at the UN Security Council Meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State
September 23, 2016 

Transcript of Secretary Kerry's remarks and video of his appearance before the Security Council.

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