Nuclear Newswire August 23, 2017
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 15th, 2017at 23:59 EST.

INDIA AND PAKISTAN
Aljazeera | August 10, 2017

Seventy years after partition, nuclear-powers India and Pakistan are locked in a bitter arms race. But who has what?

CNBC | August 22, 2017

President Donald Trump's Monday night comments on Pakistan and India could worsen ties between the two rivals. 

DAWN | August 22, 2017

Experts fear that revision of the nuclear doctrine by India would exacerbate Pakistan's security concerns and undermine South Asia's deterrence-based stability, according to the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS).
UNITED STATES
Time | August 9, 2017

Here's what you need to know about the size and reach of the American nuclear arsenal.

The Hill | August 10, 2017

U.S. nuclear weapons are old. The warheads are  based  on 1970s designs, and they have not been physically tested in a quarter of a century. 

Washington Post | August 21, 2017

A high-stakes competition to rebuild a critical component of America's aging nuclear arsenal was narrowed down to two companies on Monday, as the Air Force awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman the next phase of a contract to replace the Minuteman ground-based inter-continental ballistic missile.

NORTH KOREA
New York Times | August 22, 2017

Reliably sending a nuclear warhead halfway around the globe is extremely difficult, and challenges may remain. Here are some of the systems the North needs to advance or master.

New York Times | August 21, 2017

As the United States debates the wisdom of military action against North Korea, its allies in South Korea have largely moved on and reached an uncomfortable conclusion - that they may have no choice but to live with a nuclear-armed neighbor.

BBC | August 21, 2017

The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise. North Korea  has already condemned these drills as pouring "gasoline on fire".


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