Simon Palamar joined CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program in 2012. He holds a Ph.D from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, an M.A. in global governance from the University of Waterloo, and a B.A. in history and peace and conflict studies.

Simon’s principal responsibility at CIGI is managing the Constructive Powers Initiative, an informal, track 1.5, consultative body that brings together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new, and emerging global security issues in a frank and open fashion.

His research interests and expertise include arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, mediation and negotiation, armed conflict, and empirical research methods. His work on nuclear weapons proliferation and arms control has been recognized by the Simons Foundation and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and he is a past recipient of the Barton Award in Arms Control and Disarmament. 

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Kim Jong Un Is in the Nuclear Drivers’ Seat

North Korea has changed the rules with the success of its nuclear program. Sticking to the position that talks will only happen on the condition that Pyongyang agrees that those talks will end in denuclearization leaves Washington with few options.

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