Reuters/Kim Hong - U.S. Air Force B-52 (C) flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, January 10, 2016

Opinion

Long-range stand-off does not make sense, nor do its proposed numbers

May 26, 2016, Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer argues that, while much of the U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program make sense, the planned long-range standoff nuclear-armed cruise missile does not. He writes that the United States should shelf the LRSO, and use the funds budgeted for it to boost more important systems.

  • Interview | CNN

    May 12, 2016, Jonathan D. Pollack

  • In the News

    President Obama is particularly well suited for this [Hiroshima] trip because of his track record on nuclear nonproliferation. It fits him well.

    May 10, 2016, Mireya Solís, McClatchy
  • Interview | VOA Asia Now

    May 6, 2016, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • Interview | CCTV America

    March 30, 2016, Cheng Li

  • In the News

    There are a lot of debates about 'What North Korea wants.' First, what matters are the interests of the very top leadership, which is narrower than 'North Korea' or even 'the North Korean government.' Second, North Korea might use a range of strategies ..but we should remember that they're all aimed at the same underlying, fundamental objective: ensuring Kim's political survival.

    March 23, 2016, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, National Public Radio
  • In the News

    The stakes are always higher in the first few years of a dictator's time in power, and the first few years are almost always more [internally] violent. The rules of the game under the new leader are still being established — both inside the country and externally — so it makes uncertainty higher.

    March 23, 2016, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, National Public Radio
  • Interview | DailyNK

    March 15, 2016, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • In the News

    The kind of economic renovation the North Korean regime is doing is not going to lead to an open market or fundamental economic restructuring. They are interested in learning modern skills, but the goal is to sustain the regime politically. Economic development — that is the term they prefer, not reform — is to serve the maintenance of the regime.

    March 7, 2016, Katharine H.S. Moon, The Korea Times
  • Interview | The Guardian

    March 4, 2016, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • Interview | BBC World Service

    March 2, 2016, Katharine H.S. Moon

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