John Ashley

John Ashley is the nuclear security fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). He received a Master of International Policy from the University of Georgia, where he concentrated in CBRN nonproliferation and international security.

Where Are We with Nuclear Disarmament?

The simultaneous momentum toward and away from nuclear disarmament has stalled global nuclear security efforts. On October 6, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The decision came as a response to ICAN’s work advocating the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (ban treaty), which was adopted... Continue Reading

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Forget North Korea: India and Pakistan are the Real Worry

North Korea's nuclear threat to its southern neighbor pales by comparison to India-Pakistan tensions. The recent provocations from North Korea — missiles fired over Japan on August 29 and September 15, and a sixth nuclear weapon detonated on September 3 — have put the world on edge. With this already dangerous situation compounded by harsh rhetoric from both President Donald Trump and... Continue Reading

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How to Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

The only real solution to nuclear security is to strengthen the existing Nonproliferation Treaty. At the end of March, roughly 120 nations concluded the first round of negotiations on a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Visibly absent from the conference were the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.... Continue Reading

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