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Entries by Amitai Etzioni from 04/2010

Zero Has No Legs

| Posted 04.06.2010 | World

Obama proffered an attractive vision of a world without nuclear weapons, and a theory -- that if Russia and the U.S. reduce their stockpiles, other nations will be inspired to, too.

Do Russia and the U.S. Need Marriage Counseling?

| Posted 04.09.2010 | World

We shall find out soon enough if transnational marriage counseling leads to less screwing around and more securing of nukes, or if it is just more talk and warm words -- some heartfelt, some mere empty shells.

The Canary Lives

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Politics

Student loans serve as a sort of a canary in the dark recesses of Washington politics. If the Democrats cannot stand up to private sectors here, they are extremely unlikely to persevere elsewhere. The canary lives.

Scorecard for the Nuclear Summit

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Politics

This week's summit is shifting the focus from strategic weapons left over from the days of the Cold War to where it belongs: to terrorists getting their hands on nukes or the materials from which they can be made.

The Secret Condition

| Posted 04.15.2010 | Politics

A strong case for a two-state solution has been made, but it better be based on the Palestinians developing their own effective armed forces and an Israeli presence on the Jordan River. Neither can rely on the US.

Israel's Birthday: Are the Stars Misaligned?

| Posted 04.19.2010 | World

The U.S.'s main allies in the Middle East strongly hint that they are currently much more concerned with a Shia bomb and Iran than with Israel, which they privately consider a counter-weight to Iran.

The NPT Test

| Posted 04.29.2010 | Politics

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has a loophole so large that aircraft carriers can sail through it unnoticed. Is the NPT review conference truly succeeding? Ask whether this loophole is closed. My expectation? Don't hold your breath.