Open Nuclear Network News
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, competing international security priorities including arms control, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, are taking a back seat. The delayed response to COVID-19 suggests some troubling analogies to the current state of affairs in the nuclear arena.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea recently launched at least two “super-large calibre” multiple rocket launcher (MRL) rounds into the Sea of Japan or East Sea on 9 March 2020.
One Earth Future's Open Nuclear Network programme joins the European non-proliferation and disarmament network (EUNPD), a collection of think tanks combating weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.
Open Nuclear Network was officially launched today, a new non-aligned non-governmental organization with a mission to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons use in response to human or technical error, uncertainty or misdirection.
ONN combines open source data technology with a multinational team of experienced analysts and researchers, and its expert coordination of a global Engagement Network of accomplished individuals who are well positioned to open doors for dialogue among global leaders.
I’m from the UK and most of my working life has been in the UN and international organisations, mostly in human resources. I started my professional international life in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria.
My semi-scientific background is very helpful in understanding and analysing the technical developments of North Korea’s nuclear program and I also bring an understanding of the global non-proliferation context.
I use open source data, statistics and machine learning to understand evolving trends related to nuclear risk reduction. Our current focus is the Korean Peninsula which, on a personal level, I obviously care deeply about.
I study missiles and nuclear delivery systems to better understand capabilities and ways to build strong, verifiable agreement and reduce the risk of nuclear weapons systems.