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A new U.N. report has found that North Korea is managing to evade international sanctions, thanks to a complex set of techniques, Reuters reports.
The annual report by a Security Council panel with oversight on North Korean sanctions said Pyongyang has been using convoluted financial measures to make its ...
Washington is quietly urging Japan to bolster protective forces at a facility set to produce bomb-useful plutonium, the Center for Public Integrity reports.
The United States has tried since President Obama's election to convince Japan that extremists might target plutonium that the island nation's Rokkasho MOX facility could ...
March 11, 2014 | Deterrence
NATO on Monday announced it would begin surveillance flights over Romania and Poland to better keep tabs on the security situation in Ukraine, Reuters reported.
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Two Republican senators charge they were misled by a senior Pentagon nominee over the handling of a reported arms-treaty breach by Russia.
March 10, 2014 | Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Ballistic Missiles
Iran's top diplomat questioned the seriousness of Western atomic negotiators after extensive talks with a chief multilateral envoy, the Wall Street Journal reports.
March 10, 2014 | Deterrence , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Verification and Monitoring
Russian Defense Ministry sources are warning that New START arms control inspections could become a casualty of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
March 10, 2014 | Aliya Sternstein | Terrorism
U.S. transportation officials have suspended live tests of technology that would expand background checks on flight passengers to include Web-use analyses.
March 10, 2014 | Diane Barnes | Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction
Destroying Syria's chemical weapons by a June deadline was the focus of a White House meeting with the disarmament effort's international overseer.
New checks turned up no escaped radioactive particles in a U.S. waste-burial site placed off limits because of a leak last month, the Associated Press reports.
Senior Obama administration officials are insisting the government is not retreating from its focus on nuclear security despite proposed funding cuts.
Quote of the Day
Partnership for Global Security President Kenneth Luongo, on a diminished White House funding request for nuclear nonproliferation programs.
The signal is we are in retreat on this issue, and I think that is a huge mistake.