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Arms Control

Midterm Miscarriage

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

The elections will likely have a huge impact on U.S. foreign policy. A realigned Congress will alter how the United States engages (or doesn't) with the world.

Rethinking the Saudi Arms Deal

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Last week the State Department and the Pentagon jointly announced the largest arms sale in U.S. history -- dozens of fighter planes and attack helicop...

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.

Countdown to Zero: A Compelling Film With a Critical Message

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

The film's core message is compelling, effectively presented and unambiguous: the only way to address the nuclear threat of nuclear weapons is through their elimination.

Obama Administration Pushing To Expand U.S. Arms Exports By Gutting Approval Process

McClatchy | Maggie Bridgeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States is currently the world biggest weapons supplier — holding 30 per cent of the market — but the Obama administrati...

States must agree an Arms Trade Treaty that could help save thousands of lives

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

States must use every available minute to draw up a new international arms treaty that could save thousands of lives every year, NGOs from around the ...

Arms Trade Treaty Talks at the UN: Bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty Needed

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Official talks for an Arms Trade Treaty starts on July 12th at the United nations HQ in New York. We need a robust deal to stop arms getting into the hands of human rights abusers and warmongers.

Missile Defense and Arms Reduction

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Conservative pundits' efforts to make missile defense an issue in the upcoming ratification debate over New START misrepresent the reality of the nuclear treaty.

Ratifying a New START: the Games Begin

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Hartung

The new nuclear arms reduction agreement with Russia -- known as the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START -- was signed by President Obam...

Obama's Big Picture: Are You Missing That Old-Time Strategery?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So he has a big meeting -- big deal. The top guys from 40-some countries, they all have to drop what they're doing and troop over to Washington. And meanwhile, they tie up traffic. Great.

Biden Courts the Non-Aligned on Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.

Deal With Russia Shows World Will See a New Obama This Year

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Kettmann

The grand thinkers on foreign-policy theory love to argue that Europe is irrelevant in the early 21st century. It was only irrelevant to a Bush White House that tried hard to make it so. Obama, with very little effort, can and should do better.

How Health Care Can Boost Arms Control

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Hartung

To the extent that the President's health care victory shows that he will persevere in pursuit of major policy objectives, it could carry over into his pursuit of major nuclear arms reductions.

From Russia with Love

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Syrian-Russian relations are not a challenge to the US but rather should be a prompt to Washington to accept that almost a decade of policies have failed and that a new course must be adopted.

Nuclear Pre-Game Huddle

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

April will begin possibly the busiest four months in arms control history -- packed with a new Nuclear Posture Review, START Treaty, Nuclear Security Summit, and the Review Conference to the Nonproliferation Treaty.

Obama's Nuclear Decision Day

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

A secret meeting in the White House today will set US nuclear policy. It will also test Barack Obama's sincerity and determination for a policy where the public has no real democratic voice.

Arms Trade Must Be Regulated - Crucial Month at the UN

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

in 2006, 153 governments took the historic step of voting to begin work on an Arms Trade Treaty. Now, governments have the chance to launch formal negotiations to make the Treaty really happen.

Eyes on the Real Prize

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gloria Duffy

The US is entering a season of key international negotiations, during which two arms control treaties that have been languishing for years will hopefully be completed.

An Arms Trade Treaty Is Necessary and Possible

Jan Egeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jan Egeland

Governments are meeting this month in to discuss a crucial treaty that could save thousands of lives. Negotiators will tell us that it can't be done, that we have to live with automatic guns and other weapons of mass misery.

Obama Pushing Arms Control With Russians

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SINGAPORE — President Barack Obama and other world leaders agreed Sunday that next month's much-anticipated climate change summit will be merely...

Latin Arms Race Heats Up: Obama Leans on Brazil To Buy Boeing Warplanes

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While sharing his vision of a more peaceful world with the UN and demanding big Pentagon cuts, Obama has also been lobbying Brazil to buy warplanes from shrinking defense giant Boeing.

Dr. Strangelove vs. the President

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The subject of nukes will be present a lot over the next year. The Strangelove echo chamber is preparing to scare us back to the 1960s.

Post's Krauthammer Pushes Dangerous Fantasy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Krauthammer wants Russia to build more nuclear weapons. Why? Because he thinks we can shoot them out of the sky like clay pigeons. This is simply not true.

Obama Meeting With Medvedev Monday,

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev end a seven-year hiatus in U.S.-Russian summitry on Monday, with each declaring his determi...

Obama's Nuclear Realism

Christopher Chyba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Chyba

Nuclear weapons present us with a set of bad choices. Obama's choice -- to take nuclear arms control and nonproliferation seriously -- is the one most likely to lead to a secure future.