FAS Roundup – February 25, 2019

Analysis Anatomy of a Failed Summit: At Hanoi, All or Nothing Ends with Nothing

Writing for CNN, FAS’ Adam Mount analyzes the collapse of the Hanoi summit: “It is time for a reset of US negotiation policy. Without a decisive shift in tactics, the talks will stagnate and fail, and a third summit will only end like the second.” 

 

The India-Pakistan Military Crisis

FAS’ Ankit Panda appeared on Vox‘s “Today Explained” to discuss the “most serious military crisis between the two countries since 2002”and how it all began in Kashmir. 

 

Ending the India-Pakistan Crisis Requires a Courageous Modi

Ankit Panda for The Atlantic: Pakistani PM’s release of the captured Indian pilot speaks to the “courage” needed on both sides to stand down. 

Kim-Trump Summit Ends Abruptly with No Deal
Appearing on Euronews Tonight, Ankit Panda explained that sanctions relief was the key issue of disagreement that led to the breakdown of US-North Korea talks in Vietnam, but there is not a “total collapse” on either side of negotiations. 

Understanding What Happened at the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi
Ankit Panda dissects the collapse of the Hanoi summit for The Diplomat: North Korea wants sanctions relief before denuclearization. 

Can nuclear-armed Pakistan and India step back from the brink?

FAS’ Hans Kristensen told NBC News: The fear of the India-Pakistan crisis is the “entanglement between conventional and nuclear forces.” 

 

Top Nuke General: Russia Is Exploiting Gaps In New START

Speaking to Defense One, Hans Kristensen notes: Gen. Hyten also wanted “all nuclear weapons to be included in a treaty.” 

Military Deception: A Handbook

The theory and techniques of military deception were detailed this week in a new Army publication for military planners that also implicitly illuminates the role of deception in other contexts. 

National Emergencies, & More from CRS

New and updated publications from the Congressional Research Service, not all published online by CRS, include Defense Primer: Electronic WarfareImmigration: U.S. Asylum Policy, and more. 

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International Study Group on North Korea Policy Briefing

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m.
FAS’ Adam Mount and Mira Rapp-Hooper of the International Study Group on North Korea Policy will discuss their latest report on North Korea strategy. Tickets 

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