While I am certainly not a North Korean expert and have not even graduated from my master’s program yet, I am the only nuclear policy person that many of my friends and family know so, understandably, I will typically get questions like this: “Ok, so I just saw the news about that last North Korean … Continue reading North Korea….. What is going on with that?
So I am playing with my new account on Google Earth Engine and made a quick time-lapse video of the new reactor facility in the UAE. It has fairly low resolution but its cool to see it spring into existence as the years tick by. Click here for video link
Why Bioterrorism Could Start the Zombie Apocalypse Bioterrorism has been relatively minor in relation to CBRN terrorism throughout history, this could all change with the creation of a zombie virus. Appropriately suited for groups seeking to instigate the apocalypse, the zombie virus would be the ideal weapon to cause mass casualties… meaning everyone. … Continue reading My Zombie Memo
Hello! Reporting back in now that the Fall semester is underway. I am taking a class this semester titled "The Evolution of Chinese Nuclear Policy," in which we have been looking at the path China took to develop nuclear weapons (and delivery systems). Typically we will start with a US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) and … Continue reading Finally, Reality Matches the NIE
First, I would like to acknowledge that I have been wildly negligent in updating this blog for the past couple months. I would love to say that I was just so busy with very mentally taxing and academically advantageous work…. But yeeeah maybe we will just leave it there. I have returned to the outrageously … Continue reading Back to Monterey
Through extensive national and international research, I can conclude with near certainty that the phenomenon of being awkward in the elevator is not only a US trait but an internationally shared custom. Tight spaces and close quarters is not something that is an isolated social situation for most, it is relatively common in communities nowadays. … Continue reading It’s All About Where You Stand
It is a weird feeling to complete something that you had looked to with such anticipation for so long. I have worked to make sure I could attend the NPT PrepCom since my first semester of graduate school (yes I know, it really hasn't been that long since I started MIIS, but honestly a lot … Continue reading Finally made it to the NPT PrepCom