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Nuclear Proliferation

Why Did Obama Diss Helen Thomas?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Why did Obama refuse to answer Helen Thomas' question alluding to Israeli nuclear weapons? Simple. Because if he did, the media would have reported it as a gaffe.

The Obama Dividend: Is World Peace Finally Possible?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The path to peace, while bolstered by Obama's presence, is perhaps rockier now than ever before. Peace has moved from becoming a remote ideal to a true necessity.

An Early Victory for Obama Leadership

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Hart

No achievable goal could come closer to making the world safer than the reduction and possible elimination of nuclear arsenals.

New Consensus: Pakistan Is the Hot Spot

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

If new reports do not convince the new foreign policy crew that Pakistan deserves first priority in the drive to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on WMDs, nothing will.

Needing Coercive Diplomacy to Deal with Iran

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

It must be made clear that the use of force is still most definitely on the table. Without the coercive threat of force, diplomacy with Iran will surely fail.

Hillary Clinton Brings Hawkish Record to State Department

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

The appointment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State is nothing less than a betrayal of the anti-war constituency responsible for Barack Obama win...

For Obama: A Five-Point Foreign Policy Agenda

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We no longer can afford to be the world's biggest military spender, and although the world looks to us for leadership, it has rejected domination.

Obama To Appoint New Official To Fight WMD Terrorism

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama plans to appoint a new White House official to coordinate efforts to prevent terrorists from obtaining nucle...

Don't Tell William Langewiesche to "Have a Safe Flight" (and Other Ways to Avoid Self-Destruction in the War on Terror)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Langewiesche thinks we are probably too scared for a president to reason with us -- about terrorism, about our self-defeating wish for total safety. I'm not so sure.

Barack: Talk To Us Like Grownups About Terrorism and Save Us From Ourselves

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

When we let shock or panic or a lust for vengeance guide us, we are a greater danger to ourselves than terrorists ever could be. Any terrorists. With any weapon.

Obama's Iran Policy More Likely To End Nuclear Proliferation

Ronald Mirman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronald Mirman

Nuclear weapons are possessed by at least nine countries, posing a grave danger to humanity; the more countries the greater the danger. Uncontrollabl...

Debate This: The Collapse of Bush's Nuclear Strategy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

It is not just U.S. economic policy that is in crisis. Every proliferation danger take on by the Bush administration, with the sole exception of Libya, is worse today than when President Bush took office.

Next President Must Have Broader Foreign Policy Priorities

Olivier Kamanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Olivier Kamanda

The most pressing challenge for the next occupant of the White House is rebuilding U.S. credibility in the rest of the world. We can't effectively control infectious diseases, combat terrorism, or contain loose nuclear material without respect and help from our peers.

Obama, McCain on National Security and Nuclear Proliferation

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Where do Obama and McCain stand on these issues? To start, McCain, the nominee of what used to called the "small government party," wants to create two entirely new government organizations.

Nuclear Power Brokering: Yes For India, No For Russia

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The United States has been busy negotiating nuclear power options with other countries, and today the Washington Post reports on two developing situat...

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: The Quest For Peace | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his latest ad, Barack Obama spends thirty seconds talking about how he and Dick Lugar teamed up to keep nuclear material from falling into the hand...

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Turns 40 Today

Tad Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tad Daley

40 years ago today, our government committed itself to negotiate the elimination of its entire nuclear arsenal. And, in conjunction with the other nuclear weapon states, to abolish nuclear weapons forever.

The Dalai Lama Sends Message to White House

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

If US policy changes, the goal of nuclear weapons abolition becomes possible. Therefore, it makes sense to use education to spur public pressure for such a change in US policy

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Adviser: Common Ground With Obama On Nukes Is At "90 Percent" | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Campaigns are about contrasts," or so goes the election-year cliche. But it seems someone forgot to tell that to the surrogates for Barack Obama and...

Britain To Freeze Assets Of Iran's Largest Bank In New Sanctions

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LUXEMBOURG — An EU spokeswoman says the 27-nation bloc is ready to issue stronger financial sanctions against Iran. The spokeswoman for EU fore...

Rogue Weapons Dealer Had Advanced Nuclear Weapon Design

New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon on computers that belonged ...

Iran Policy: Foolhardy and Dangerous

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

Eight years ago, nuclear nonproliferation worked. Today we've done much to encourage a flat-out arms race among countries that feel they need nuclear weapons to defend their borders.

North Korea Responds To Bush's Letter

MSNBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House said Friday that it had received a verbal reply through diplomatic channels to President Bush's letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong...

Bush Tells Iran To "Come Clean" On Nuclear Activities

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Bush, trying to keep pressure on Iran, called on Tehran Wednesday to "come clean" about the scope of its nuclear activities or else face di...