Press Mentions

  • July 20, 2021

    North Yongbyon 'new movement'... Demolition of a closed 50MW nuclear reactor? repair? by Jang Yong-seok from News1 Korea

  • July 9, 2021

    Is North Korea At Its Breaking Point? Not Yet.

    "Is North Korea At Its Breaking Point? Not Yet." published by The National Interest

    ONN Director Laura Rockwood and ONN Analysts Matthew Frank and Jaewoo Shin contributed an op-ed to The National Interest on the topic of crisis stability in North Korea. They argue that “while challenges clearly remain, little at present suggests that the current North Korean regime, with its leadership constellation of personalism and party-centrism, is experiencing instability, let alone is at a breaking point.

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  • jaewoo shin onn analyst north korea dw news
    June 30, 2021

    ONN Analyst, Featured Commenter on DW News

    ONN analyst Jaewoo Shin was recently featured in Deutsche Welle news program commenting on the most recent developments in US-DPRK relations.

    Jaewoo Shin is an Analyst for Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a program of One Earth Future, where he focuses on developments on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, with particular attention to nuclear risk reduction and regional nuclear and missile programs. Jaewoo uses open-source data, statistics, and machine learning to understand relevant trends.

    Washington’s recent offer to Pyongyang on opening a dialogue over its nuclear program was met with a questionable response from Kim Jong Un, ordering his officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation.

    The Biden administration's new envoy for North Korea was in Seoul on Monday to push forward efforts to restart the stalled diplomacy. The US, South Korea, and Japan are looking for ways to convince Pyongyang to stop developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

  • Korean Journal nuclear non-proliferation
    June 17, 2021

    Simple Steps for Nuclear Weapon States to Honor Their Disarmament Commitments

    ONN Engagement Network member Tong Zhao in his new article for The Korean Journal on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Energy discusses several simple steps that nuclear weapon States could take to demonstrate their commitment to NPT disarmament obligations ahead of the upcoming tenth NPT Review Conference.

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  • Laura Rock contributes to conversation on Iran-Israel tensions
    April 24, 2021

    ONN Director Laura Rockwood Talks Iran-Israel Tensions

    Open Nuclear Network Director Laura Rockwood talks with Indus News about Iran-Israel tensions and nuclear program developments.

  • ONN Director Laura Rockwood talks with aljazeera about Iran Natanz Power Plant
    April 12, 2021

    ONN Director Laura Rockwood Provides Latest Insight into Iran's Natanz Power Plant

    Open Nuclear Network Director Laura Rockwood provides insight to Aljazeera about Iran's Natanz Power Plant following a fire incident in late 2020.

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  • New York Times - Political Forecasting
    April 3, 2021

    Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

    Max Fisher analyses the current political situation in Myanmar after the military coup, emphasizing the increasing death rates and the violence against the population. He compares the events leading to the coup in February 2021 and the violence outbreak afterwards with other coups in history (e.g. Romania in 1989). Explaining the differences from the Cold War times to today in coups, Fisher utilizes and cites OEF's REIGN dataset in his analysis.

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    March 30, 2021

    Iran Watch Listen: How the IAEA Pieces Together the Puzzle of Iran’s Nuclear Program

    ONN Director Laura Rockwood took part in the third episode of the Iran Watch Listen podcast hosted by Valerie Lincy, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, and Austin Bodetti, a Research Associate at the Wisconsin Project. The conversation covered issues of IAEA’s inspection and verification activities in Iran as well as the implications of Iran’s recent decision to suspend the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the IAEA Safeguards.

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  • Philanthropy News Digest
    February 26, 2021

    Balancing long-term thinking, short-term metrics, and flexible project planning

    Over the past several decades, a number of different critiques of nonprofit work have emerged.  Inevitably, these critiques have a strong basis — they identify real and specific issues in how nonprofits work — but collectively they may present a problem by calling for approaches that aren’t easily reconciled. That's happening in the current moment with the tension between 1) the call of the evidence-based practice approach for rigorous evaluation and theory development; 2) the "new philanthropy" emphasis on trust-based management structures and long-term planning; and 3) the entrepreneurial approach to iterative work. Each of these perspectives brings something valuable to nonprofit work, but they don't sit easily with each other. In the work of our foundation, One Earth Future (OEF), we've developed one way of bridging these three approaches. This model may be useful for other nonprofits, if funders are willing to support it.

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  • msn news
    February 26, 2021

    Iran's New Nuclear 'Understanding' with World Atomic Agency Explained

    Following a press-call organized by the European Leadership Network (ELN) on 22 February featuring ONN Director Laura Rockwood and other top nuclear experts including the former IAEA Director General Hans Blix, Rockwood’s commentary was used for MSN News piece explaining Iran’s new nuclear “understanding” with the IAEA.

    As far as one could judge from the limited information available about the newly reached “understanding,” Rockwood named its three main points: "That Iran will continue to implement its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement without any limitations, that they reached a temporary bilateral technical understanding—and every one of those words carefully negotiated—whereby the Agency will continue its necessary verification and monitoring activities up to three months as per a technical annex that has yet to be released," she said, "And then finally, that the parties will keep this understanding under constant review and that it could be suspended or extended."

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