Tag Archive for: "nuclear strategy"
After the next Korean war

There are few strategic policy issues as intractable as those appending to North Korea. A war would result in millions of Korean casualties and in the destruction of essential infrastructure, industrial capacity and urban habitation …

The nuclear ban cometh … unfortunately

In New York, negotiations towards a nuclear weapons ban treaty—involving approximately 130 countries plus sundry civil society groups—are drawing rapidly to a close. A second draft (PDF) of the text is already under discussion. In …

In Memoriam: Des Ball 1947–2016

With the death of Des Ball, the global community of security specialists has lost a leading thinker. Des, from his early graduate student days, focused on strategic issues. His initial steps were guided by his …

Oz Strategists: Des Ball (1947–2016)

Des Ball was an extraordinary Oz strategist in range and depth. Des, who died last week, was a virtuoso on global strategy, Asia–Pacific security and Australian defence policy. He worked at the highest level on …