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Foreign Policy Essay

North Korea and the Problem of Managing Emerging Nuclear Powers

Editor’s Note: As the world watches North Korea with a mix of alarm and nausea, officials can agree that no one wants new nuclear powersespecially ones led by erratic and bellicose leaders. But at times prevention fails, and policy options for dealing with such powers are scant. Nicholas Miller at Dartmouth takes on this question, arguing that the current approach, especially the non-proliferation treaty, can often do more harm than good.

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Autonomous Weapon Systems

Why the Prohibition on Permanently Blinding Lasers is Poor Precedent for a Ban on Autonomous Weapon Systems

Human Rights Watch and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School have released their latest report regarding autonomous weapon systems: Precedent for Preemption: The Ban on Blinding Lasers as a Model for a Killer Robots Prohibition. While new regulation is needed, the report fails to address crucial distinctions between the successful ban on permanently blinding lasers and the proposed prohibition on autonomous weapon systems.

Iran

For the U.S. and Iran, A Nuclear Accord Upends Old Assumptions

In a solemn speech on state television, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani described the achievement of a comprehensive accord between Tehran and six world powers on Iran's nuclear program as "an end and a beginning." Like so many other assertions about the deal, Rouhani’s platitude is only partially true.

Iran

Text of the Iran Deal

Below you'll find the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action---the much-anticipated nuclear deal which Iran and six other nations apparently concluded earlier this morning.

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Annex I Nuclear Related Commitments

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