• Jul 30, 2013
    Japan plans to boost military capability in overhaul of pacifist defence strategy
    The Guardian, By Chico Harlan
    Iran's Rouhani to pack cabinet with old hands
    India’s First Ballistic Missile Sub to Begin Sea Trials
    The Diplomat, By Zachary Keck
    EDITORIAL: Opportunity for talks with North Korea should not be wasted
  • Jul 29, 2013


    South Korea urges Kim to end nuclear bid; North marks ‘victory’
    US senators lament lack of progress on India-US nuclear deal
    Russia begins inspection flights over United States
    White House-Congress divide on Iran nuclear sanctions widens
    STRATCOM chief to check morale at missile bases
  • Jul 26, 2013


    Asian Spying Said to Focus on U.S. Radiation-Hardened Electronics
    National Journal, By Rachel Oswald
    Interim defense report cites China, North Korea in call for stronger measures
    The Asahi Shimbun, By Koji Sonoda
    South Korea Goes All In On Missile Defense
    The Diplomat, By Zachary Keck
    Iran Is Said to Want Direct Talks With U.S. on Nuclear Program
    The New York Times, By Michael R. Gordon
    Rouhani and the Iranian Bomb
    The New York Times, By François Nicoullaud
  • Jul 25, 2013



    By Raj Pattani
    Earlier this month, I wrote about two dynamics in the bilateral U.S.-Russian relationship that reduce the prospects for further nuclear reductions. Next, it is worth looking at the prospects for cuts in the context of multilateralism. 
  • Jul 24, 2013


    Red Tide: China deploys new class of strategic missile submarines next year
    Iran not to accept nuclear obligations beyond NPT
    Russia’s Putin to Visit Tehran for Nuclear Talks
    US House Amendments Target NSA, Aid Dollars, East Coast Missile Shield
    The Future of Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent
    The National Interest, by Frank Klotz
  • Jul 23, 2013
    South Koreans Ask U.S. to Reconsider Timing of Military Handoff
    New York Times, By Choe Sang-Hun and Thom Shanker
    Seoul’s Cold Feet On Taking Command? New South Korean Ambassador Responds
    Breaking Defense, By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    No Work at North Korean Launch Site for 8 Months: Analysts
    Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Start Snap Combat Drills
    3-star: Even more missile interceptors possible at Greely
  • Jul 22, 2013
    By Jonathan Papp
    The most recent test failure of the Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) – or more specifically the Capability Enhancement-1 (CE-1) – has sparked a debate over whether the United States should continue investing in Ground based Missile Defense (GMD). The debate has intensified because of the planned purchase of 14 additional model CE-2s to be based in Alaska. While the members of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have continually stated that apparent problems can be easily fixed, doubt about the program’s reliability has continued to rise in the minds of lawmakers. Current U.S. policy regarding the ground based interceptors should change. The U.S. government and the MDA should halt the deployment of systems that have not been proven reliable, while continuing to fund research and development. In addition, there is little utility in scaling up deployment of the systems, because by the time credible threats emerge from states such as North Korea and Iran, the systems will already have become obsolete.
  • Jul 22, 2013


    Two Koreas plan more talks after fifth failure on Gaeseong deal
    Iran’s top leader does not rule out talks with US but urges caution
    Agreements between Russia and Syria on S-300 supplies remain in effect
    U.S. plans to sell advanced missiles to S. Korea
    Next steps with Iran
  • Jul 19, 2013
    Dempsey says 'some setbacks' in OPCON transfer plan
    Yonhap, By Lee Chi-dong
    Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive New Warships in 2014
    Obama’s Moscow visit to meet Putin is in limbo because of Snowden standoff
    The Washington Post, By Philip Rucker
    Pentagon Studies Aegis Antimissile System for Potential East Coast Use
    Yahoo! News, By Rachel Oswald
    Hard Choices for the New Middle East
    Defense One, By Colin H. Kahl
  • Jul 18, 2013


    By Angela Weaver
    The British government recently released its Trident Alternatives Review, a report meant to assess alternatives to like-for-like renewals of the Trident nuclear submarine fleet. The report has concluded that while there are alternatives to replacing the fleet, “none of these alternative systems and postures offers the same degree of resilience as the current posture of continuous at-sea deterrence, nor could they guarantee a prompt response in all circumstances.

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