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Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

Objections to New START Don't Stand Up to Scrutiny

T.A. Ridout | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

With trust and confidence between the United States and Russia growing, failing to ratify New START would needlessly harm our relationship.

START Treaty Must Not Be Derailed

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Plame Wilson

If a handful of U.S. senators succeed in their efforts to block ratification of the New START treaty this year, it could fray hard-earned Russian support for tough sanctions on Iran and disrupt important strategic initiatives more generally.

Kazakhstan Shows Senate How to Start New Start Treaty

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

While the lame duck U.S. Senate was dithering and dissembling last week over ratifying a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, Kazakhstan took a giant step towards preventing nuclear terrorism and making the world safer.

'Daisy' Ad Revisited To Urge Senate To Pass New START

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new take on Lyndon Johnson's controversial "Daisy" ad has been produced, in an effort to urge the incoming Senate to ratify a bilateral nuclear arms...

New START Bipartisan Victory in Foreign Relations Committee

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

The country is safer when Senate Foreign Relations Committee can rise above partisan politics. The treaty's ratification would have been a pipe dream without Republican votes on the committee.

New START, or Starting Over

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Whether nuclear weapons are to be dramatically reduced to more manageable levels or eliminated altogether, the New START agreement is a crucial building block. It deserves bipartisan support in the Senate.

If Any Treaty Should Be Ratified, This Is the One

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

By any measure, the new START agreement is a good treaty that should be promptly ratified. So it's disheartening to hear some in the Senate suggest they may hold it hostage to additional, unnecessary conditions.

Russia: Not Ready for Obama

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amitai Etzioni

As President Obama heads to Russia, stove-piping is blocking what could be a major multifaceted deal. The main negotiations in preparation for the president's visit are taking place in tightly controlled compartments.

Nuclear Weapons Breakthrough -- Obama & Medvedev Make Fresh START

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

Every nuclear weapon that is dismantled through such diplomacy is a victory for reason and compassion.