Nuclear Newswire September 29, 2017
OPPORTUNITIES

The Doreen and Jim McElvany Nonproliferation Challenge will recognize the most outstanding new ideas and policy proposals  published in Volume 25 (2018) of the  Nonproliferation ReviewThe Challenge will award prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000. The deadline is July 6, 2018, but the editors encourage authors to submit early. See the website for full details. 


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.

DETERRENCE
Joshua Pollock | Arms Control Wonk | September 24, 2017

Pollock's thoughts on deterrence with three nuclear armed adversaries: China, Russia, and North Korea.
NORTH KOREA
David Tweed and Ting Shi Bloomberg | September 26, 2017

What would happen if Kim Jong Un's regime collapses? 

Zach Beauchamp  |   Vox  |  September 25, 2017

Recent tensions between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un seem to be making North Korea more aggressive, not less. It's making experts nervous.


Abraham Denmark Foreign Policy  |  September 15, 2017

The world can live with a nuclear North Korea for a time, but "not without danger." Abraham Denmark is Asia Program Director at the Wilson Center. 
IRAN
Christopher Boylan  | Defense One September 18, 2017

With the next presidential certification of Iranian compliance due by Oct. 15, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu  is pressing President Trump  to fulfill an election pledge that could scuttle the JCPOA.
TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Tim Wright  | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  | September 20, 2017

Fifty nations signed the accord on its opening day, despite US lobbying against it behind the scenes.

Gaukhar Mukhatzanova  | Arms Control Today  | September 2017

This article provides an overview of the treaty negotiation process by one of the attendees.
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