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Katsuhisa Furukawa
January 08, 2021

Japan in Pursuit of a "New Course" for Its Missile Defence Strategy

On 18 December 2020, the Japanese Cabinet decided on a new policy to upgrade its missile defence systems to cope with the evolving missile threats in the surrounding region. Meanwhile, speculations have been brewing with regard to whether Japan might abandon its traditional policy of exclusive self-...
Matthew Frank
December 16, 2020

Let's Talk Turkey: Debating the Deployment of US Nuclear Weapons in Turkey

The early morning of May 27, 1960 marked a major turning point in Turkish civil-military relations, as well as the country's history in general. Around 3 a.m., two relatively small groups of junior officers, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara began taking over key government offices and communication...
Open Nuclear Network
November 06, 2020

ONN's Nuclear Risk Reduction Approach for the Korean Peninsula

There are six parties involved in conflict around the Korean Peninsula: China, DPRK, Japan, ROK, Russia and the USA. Each party has different perspectives on the history and geopolitical situation in the region, and each party has a role to play in the escalation or de-escalation of conflict. The DP...
Clayton Besaw
Clayton Besaw
October 30, 2020

It's Time to Talk about American Election Violence

Election violence has grown globally; the potential for election violence in the United States needs to be acknowledged
Bangladesh's election was just 19 days away when Mohammad Hanif, a local leader of the incumbent Awami League, was killed. Eyewitness accounts painted a grim picture. Hanif was killed by a mob wielding sticks and bladed weapons that supported the rival Bangladesh National Party. By merely attending ...
David Joel La Boon
October 20, 2020

For Good Measure

Measurement is a numbers game. Not just in the values, but also in the process. What do I mean by this? The more measurements that we make, the more confident we can be about our results. The better our known quantities are, the more confident that we can be about our results. And it is in having co...
Melissa Hanham
Matthew Frank
Tianran Xu
Katsuhisa Furukawa
October 16, 2020

North Korea's New ICBM and Transport Truck

On 10 October 2020, the DPRK celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of its WPK, the ruling party of the DPRK. The DPRK typically holds a military parade every five years. Thus, the most recent parade should not be perceived as an indicator of increased risk or conflict.
Open Nuclear Network
October 13, 2020

Viewbook of DPRK 10 October 2020 Parade

This is a viewbook prepared following the DPRK's military parade held on 10 October 2020 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Open Nuclear Network
October 09, 2020

Viewbook of DPRK Missiles

This is a viewbook prepared in anticipation of a military parade likely to be held on or around 10 October 2020 by the DPRK in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Ankit Panda
July 07, 2020

Why the "Old Normal" Along the Sino-Indian Border Can No Longer Stand

China's fait accompli in Eastern Ladakh has disintegrated more than two decades of bilateral mechanisms and understandings
By the time 20 Indian soldiers had died and a still-unknown number of Chinese soldiers faced casualties after a high-altitude melee in the normally obscure Galwan Valley on June 15, India and China were already well into a border crisis. The events of June 15 simply had the effect of sharply raising...
Tianran Xu
June 30, 2020

Pyongyang's Bomb Is Not As Advanced As You May Think, But It Can Get Scarier

This article tries to give a general idea of the technological level of North Korean nuclear weapon’s miniaturization in a bid to better understand the nuclear threat North Korea poses to the region and the globe. Through examining limited open-source materials the author tries to establish a rough ...
Jee Abbey Lee
June 25, 2020

Explainer: Why "Leafleting" to North Korea Ruffles Feathers

Throughout the month of June, North Korea has shown increased hostility toward South Korea. Some of these efforts include re-installing loudspeakers along the Demilitarised Zone at one point before removing them, blowing up a joint liaison office in its territory and announcing plans for a massive a...