Defense and Security
At least nine nations are believed to have nuclear weapons: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, Pakistan, India, North Korea and Israel. Other nations may have nuclear weapons or are working towards them, most notably Iran. At the height of the Cold War in 1985, there were believed to be 65,000 nuclear weapons in the world. As a result of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and unilateral decisions by some countries, this number has been reduced to about 20,000.
A spectator holds a pro-unification flag with the Korean peninsula on it before the start of the gold medal match between North Korea and South Korea at Munhak Stadium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon).
Engaging North Korea: Calls for Leadership
October 15, 2014, Paul Park and Katharine H.S. Moon
During the month of September, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted three events on issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula. Though each event was organized with its own distinct topic, similar concerns resonated throughout discussions. Paul Park and Katharine Moon recount the conversations and examine urgent matters that may have been overlooked.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
October 13, 2014, Steven Pifer
Opinion | The Chosun Ilbo
October 13, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon
September 29, 2014
September 24, 2014, James Tyson and Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani
India-U.S. Policy Memo
September 2014, Robert Einhorn
September 2014, Suzanne Maloney
Opinion | CNN
September 17, 2014, Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott
Article | The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs
Autumn 2014, Riccardo Alcaro and Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi
August 19, 2014, Robert Einhorn
Opinion | Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2014, Steven Pifer
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