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From Chaos, a New Security Order

(3) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:55 AM

To many if not most, the present turmoil in the world is evidence of a world gone chaotic: the downed Malaysian airliners, the horrific consequences of increased militarization in Israel and Palestine, instability in Egypt, the steady ruination of Syria, the disintegration of Iraq, to say nothing of ongoing tragedies...

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The Meaning of Iran's Nuclear Weapon Program

(48) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 3:06 PM

Iran's presumed quest for nuclear weapons isn't just about nuclear weapons.

It is also about prestige, and it is also about respect, both of which Iran believes it is entitled to, and neither of which it feels it sufficiently has.

Remember that Iranians are the inheritors of the...

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Wisdom or Fatal Folly

(10) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 10:45 PM

As the health impact of smoking became better known to Americans, the practice eventually diminished. The cigarette industry decided to look beyond US borders. Huge amounts of money are spent convincing teenagers in the so-called "developing" world that this cancer-causing product defines their entry into adulthood.

Fast...

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START-ing a New Security

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2010 | 3:00 PM

If you witnessed a lot of hubbub in Dupont Circle pubs last night, it's a good chance it was the celebrations of my passionate arms control friends and colleagues, relishing the victory that was yesterday's Senate ratification of the START Treaty with Russia.

Indeed, the new agreement which limits...

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Countdown to Zero: A Compelling Film With a Critical Message

(11) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 6:35 PM

A few years ago, Lawrence Bender and Jeffrey Skoll set out to make a new documentary about nuclear weapons, a film which would act as a wake up call to the imperative of nuclear abolition, just as their last project, An Inconvenient Truth, galvanized public discourse--and action--surrounding climate change. Teamed...

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Rethinking Israeli Security

(111) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 11:44 AM

Your concept of "Israeli security" is probably wrong. If you're a part of the hoards of people protesting Israel's interception of the flotilla, you just don't get it: Israel will risk everything if it thinks its security is the least bit in jeopardy. If you're Israeli and believe in the...

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