Nuclear Security

Iran Talks on Track Despite Russian Threats to Undermine Progress

March 21, 2014

The latest round of talks with the P5+1 powers over Iran’s nuclear program were held this week. This was the second round of negotiations since the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action, which temporarily rolled back aspects of Iran’s nuclear program. The negotiations were widely received as making incremental progress as delegates focused on […]

Avoiding Nuclear Fallout from the Crimea Crisis

March 19, 2014

Observers have begun to turn their attention to thinking through the potential second-order effects of the Crimea crisis. While it remains too soon to draw any conclusions, Washington and Europe must pay close attention to managing potential longer-term unintended consequences of decisions made today to deal with the crisis. One of the top such concerns […]

[UPDATED] NSN Press Call: Assessing Negotiations with Iran

Vienna Talks Assessing Negotiations with Iran CALL TIME Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:00 AM Eastern ABOUT THE CALL Senior officials from  the P5+1 countries are scheduled to gather in Vienna, Austria next week for a new round of talks with Iran, aimed at halting the country’s nuclear ambitions. On Wednesday, March 19th, the National Security […]

Taking a Fresh Look at North Korea

March 12, 2014

As policymakers remain understandably focused on upcoming negotiations with Iran concerning its nuclear program, North Korea continues to pose a serious national security challenge to the United States and Northeast Asia. Preceding Kim Jong-un’s “reelection” over the weekend, North Korea fired multiple short range ballistic missiles into the ocean as a signal of dissatisfaction with […]

Yahoo! News Covers NSN North Korea Event on Capitol Hill

February 27, 2014

US ex-envoy says dialogue vital with North Korea February 27, 2014 | Yahoo! News   Washington (AFP) – The US diplomat who led the last substantive denuclearization negotiations with North Korea urged fresh dialogue Wednesday, warning that the long gap in talks only aggravated the risks. Christopher Hill represented the United States in six-nation talks […]

Wall Street Journal Covers NSN Paper & Event On North Korea

Seeking a New U.S. Approach to North Korea February 27, 2014 Alastair Gale | Wall Street Journal Has the U.S. outsourced its North Korea policy to China? On his recent swing through Northeast Asia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the role that he wants Beijing to play in reining in Pyongyang’s nuclear program. China, he said after […]

Rep. Eliot Engel Comments on NSN Paper and Event

February 26, 2014

Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement following today’s event on the challenges posed by a nuclear North Korea hosted by the National Committee on North Korea and the National Security Network. ” I would like to acknowledge John Bradshaw of the National Security Network […]

REPORT: U.S. Policy towards North Korea: Strategic Shaping and Interim Steps to Denuclearization

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Security Network and the National Committee on North Korea released the paper, “U.S. Policy towards North Korea: Strategic Shaping and Interim Steps to Denuclearization.” The paper’s release coincided with an event on Capitol Hill featuring Ambassador Christopher Hill, NSN Executive Director John Bradshaw, and NCNK Executive […]

John Bradshaw Quoted In Reuters Coverage of NSN North Korea Event

U.S. needs to do more in approach to North Korea talks: report   February 26, 2014 David Brunnstrom | Reuters   (Reuters) – U.S. foreign policy and North Korea experts said in a report released on Wednesday that the United States should engage more with North Korea as a way to revive talks aimed at […]

Heather Hurlburt Quoted In Defense One On Recent Iran Deal

November 23, 2013

Done Deal: Iran to Suspend Nuclear Program, Roll Back Weaponization By Kevin Baron November 23, 2013 | Defense One HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Iran has bowed to international demands and agreed to halt its nuclear program in a sweeping six-month deal with Western powers that observers are calling a major diplomatic victory for the Obama […]

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