Will Saetren

Will Saetren (@WillSaetren) is a project lead at CRDF Global, where he specialises in nuclear security. He previously worked at the Institute for China-America Studies where he directed the organisation's portfolio on nuclear weapons policy. He is the author of Ghosts of the Cold War: Rethinking the Need for a New Nuclear Cruise Missile, and an alumnus of the Roger Hale fellowship at the Ploughshares Fund.
Will Saetren
Will Saetren (@WillSaetren) is a project lead at CRDF Global, where he specialises in nuclear security. He previously worked at the Institute for China-America Studies where he directed the organisation's portfolio on nuclear weapons policy. He is the author of Ghosts of the Cold War: Rethinking the Need for a New Nuclear Cruise Missile, and an alumnus of the Roger Hale fellowship at the Ploughshares Fund.

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Opinion | India and Pakistan take note: the ‘Madman Theory’ of using tactical nuclear weapons lives up to its name

The tense stand-off between the nuclear-armed neighbours shines a light on their growing arsenals, particularly tactical nuclear weapons that many mistakenly believe could shock an adversary into submission.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:14AM

The tense stand-off between the nuclear-armed neighbours shines a light on their growing arsenals, particularly tactical nuclear weapons that many mistakenly believe could shock an adversary into submission.

India and Pakistan take note: the ‘Madman Theory’ of using tactical nuclear weapons lives up to its name
Opinion | US cold war containment strategy against China may not end the Soviet way. Instead, it could explode into armed conflict

China’s economic strength, coupled with its military might, make the US’ containment strategy much more dangerous this time around.

17 Sep 2018 - 6:40AM

China’s economic strength, coupled with its military might, make the US’ containment strategy much more dangerous this time around.

US cold war containment strategy against China may not end the Soviet way. Instead, it could explode into armed conflict
Opinion | Is Trump killing nuclear arms control or can he broker deals with North Korea and Russia to make the world a safer place?

The US president does not have a great record on international arms control agreements, but deals with North Korea and Russia may be on the cards. With the risk of proliferation increasing, that can only be a good thing.

19 Aug 2018 - 8:13PM

The US president does not have a great record on international arms control agreements, but deals with North Korea and Russia may be on the cards. With the risk of proliferation increasing, that can only be a good thing.

Is Trump killing nuclear arms control or can he broker deals with North Korea and Russia to make the world a safer place?
Will the US’ new nuclear policies spark an arms race with China?

China has thus far maintained a restrained approach to nuclear weapons – seeing them as ‘paper tigers’, more for show than use. The new US nuclear posture review, however, specifically threatens Beijing and may cause it to strengthen deterrence in return.

28 Mar 2018 - 7:51PM

China has thus far maintained a restrained approach to nuclear weapons – seeing them as ‘paper tigers’, more for show than use. The new US nuclear posture review, however, specifically threatens Beijing and may cause it to strengthen deterrence in return.

Will the US’ new nuclear policies spark an arms race with China?
How Trump’s incoherent foreign policy promotes uncertainty in the Asia-Pacific and risks disaster

American foreign policy, especially in the Asia-Pacific, depends on sending clear messages to allies and adversaries alike, and the unclear signals coming from the Trump administration could have catastrophic consequences.

25 Jan 2018 - 7:17PM

American foreign policy, especially in the Asia-Pacific, depends on sending clear messages to allies and adversaries alike, and the unclear signals coming from the Trump administration could have catastrophic consequences.

How Trump’s incoherent foreign policy promotes uncertainty in the Asia-Pacific and risks disaster
With an irrational Trump in office, the nuclear power of US president must be tamed
The real reason the US hasn’t tried to shoot down a North Korean missile

The effective use of vaunted missile defence systems such the Aegis and THAAD carries so many caveats that the US would never lightly attempt a shoot-down, because failure would be catastrophic

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The effective use of vaunted missile defence systems such the Aegis and THAAD carries so many caveats that the US would never lightly attempt a shoot-down, because failure would be catastrophic

The real reason the US hasn’t tried to shoot down a North Korean missile
Why a US military strike against North Korea would be disastrous

Calls for a pre-emptive strike by the US are extremely reckless and will only lead to a massive loss of life

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Calls for a pre-emptive strike by the US are extremely reckless and will only lead to a massive loss of life

Why a US military strike against North Korea would be disastrous