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Brexit Is a Game Changer for the British Nuclear Industry

To understand the implications of Brexit, it helps to go nuclear. Of all the international regulatory challenges created by the U.K.’s impending departure from the European Union, the atomic-energy industry may best encapsulate the...


USN destroyer shoots down missile during NATO drill

The US Navy (USN) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) continued a successful run for ballistic missile defense (BMD) testing during a 15 October trial with an Aegis destroyer. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald...


Seoul seeks to develop counter-rocket system, says report

South Korea is pushing to develop an indigenous counter-rocket system amid persisting threats from North Korea’s long-range artillery, the Yonhap news agency quoted the country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying in a...


ADEX 2017: F-35 makes South Korean show debut

The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) made its debut appearance at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX), giving South Korea a sneak-preview of its future fighter while...


Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

Washington (AFP) Oct 11, 2017 – US President Donald Trump tore into the press and questioned whether broadcasters should have their licenses revoked Wednesday, after an unflattering story about his nuclear policy. “It’s frankly...


Nobel peace laureates denounce Trump’s Iran move

Geneva (AFP) Oct 13, 2017 – The nuclear weapons disarmament campaigners awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision on Friday to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, saying it makes...


NATO chief concerned about Iran missile programme

Brussels (AFP) Oct 13, 2017 – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday refused to intervene in the row over the Iran nuclear deal, but said the alliance had concerns about Tehran’s “continuous development of...


Iranians mock ‘ridiculous’ Trump speech

Tehran (AFP) Oct 14, 2017 – Iranians responded with anger and mockery on Saturday to the bellicose speech against their country by US President Donald Trump and his threats to tear up the landmark...


Biodefense Headlines – October 15, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the growing plague outbreak in Madagascar, characterization of Francisella tularensis strains, and the public health crisis in Puerto Rico. POLICY, [Read more]...


A New Paradigm for Non-Proliferation

As I’m up-dating on the DPRK’s biological weapon program, its time to understand how our current non-proliferation regime undermines efforts to contain the advancement of state BW programs. Generally the folks involved in non-proliferation...


Pandora Report 10.13.2017

What could be spookier than a Friday, 13th, in October? Actually, a few things – antimicrobial resistance, biological weapons, plague in Madagascar….. The Trump Administration’s Misaligned Approach to National Biodefense This recent publication from...

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