Nuclear Newswire September 18, 2017
NORTH KOREA
Evan Osnos | The New Yorker | September 18, 2017 (published earlier online)

On the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation? Reporter Evan Osnos was in North Korea in mid-August.


David Choi | Business Insider | September 15, 2017

North Korea conducted a new missile launch over Japan.  An initial  assessment  from US Pacific Command indicated that the projectile was an intermediate-range ballistic missile. 

Uri Friedman | The Atlantic | September 14, 2017

The lessons--and limits--of deterrence.

Julian Borger | The Guardian | September 11, 2017

Harsher sanctions imposed after the latest NK test. 


John Mecklin | Reuters | September 11, 2017

Although it has involved disturbing events--ballistic missile launches, nuclear weapons tests, military exercises, inane bombast--the North Korean "crisis" of recent months is largely an invented one.
NONPROLIFERATION AND ARMS CONTROL
Michael Krepon | Arms Control Wonk| September 10, 2017

"[T]he problem of proliferation is now primarily a top-down and middle-up problem rather than the "Nth country" problem, as proliferation mavens have long presumed." Michael Krepon lays out the challenges.
RUSSIA
NPR | September 15, 2017

Seoul-based Korea expert Andrei Lankov tells NPR's Rachel Martin why Russia fears an unstable North Korea more than it fears a nuclear North Korea.

Katarzyna Zysk | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists | Summer 2017
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Russia's nonstrategic nuclear weapons continue to play a central role in its military doctrine--and if anything, the weapons' role has increased in the post-Cold War security environment. 
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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