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GOP Tops List at Center for Missing & Exploited Political Parties

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

There is an extensive manhunt on today for traces of the real Republican Party. The Party of No has amazingly continued, and sightings of the Elephant...

In Final Push for START, Don't Let Kyl Get the Last Word

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

If Kyl really believes that the nuclear weapons complex needs a fresh infusion of cash, he should jump at the deal being offered by the Obama administration.

Dialogue? More Like Denialogue!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Nobody said bipartisanship is easy."

A Way Forward for Nuclear Arms Control

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Pearl

Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.

LA Times Apparently Just Googled 'START Treaty' to Write an Editorial

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Grenell

There are very real objections to the new START Treaty -- but you won't read about those concerns on the editorial page of the LA Times.

Sen. Kyl Puts Party Politics Before Protecting America

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Nuclear proliferation is a very serious issue. It impacts all areas of our foreign policy. But apparently it's not as important to Jon Kyl as helping Sen. Mitch McConnell make sure Obama is not re-elected in 2012.

Pull 'em Together Harry

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

If you seriously want to prove that you still have the chops to remain Majority leader in the next Congress, it's time to get serious about finishing the current Congress on a winning consensus-building note.

Our Chance on New START Is Slipping Away

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan Ladha

It's a shame that myopic politicking has caused New START to founder on the Senate floor. Political pandering should never get in the way of strong, sensible agendas.

The Terminator Targets Nukes, 'Idiots' Who Want Them

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) delivered a powerful endorsement of the New START treaty while mocking those who try to pump up their manhood with nuclear weapons.

How Many Nuclear Weapons Does the U.S. Government Need?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

It appears that the U.S. government's desire for nuclear weapons far outruns its need for them -- even by the logic of nuclear deterrence.

A Nuclear-Free World Awaits Action by Obama, Senate

Shan Cretin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shan Cretin

The contradiction between rhetoric and action on nuclear weapons policy should trigger a much-needed national debate on how to achieve real security in a changing world.

Needed: Adults in the Room

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

A few weeks ago the Toomey senate campaign in Pennsylvania decided to try to use my organization, Citizens for Global Solutions, to paint Joe Sestak a...

Conservatives Blocking Reagan's Security Strategy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

October 1 marks 18 years since the U.S. Senate approved Reagan's Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. It also marks the 300th day since that treaty expired, cutting off U.S. weapons inspectors' access to Russian nuclear sites.

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.

A Security Test for the GOP

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

America's military is solidly behind the new security treaty that cuts Russia's nuclear weapons. Is the Republican Party? The test comes Thursday when senators have to choose: Back the military or play politics?

Living Together as Brothers in a World With Nuclear Weapons

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

We live in partisan times heightened by this election season. But it is precisely times like these in which Christian statesmen are called to rise above the fray and do what is right.

When International Treaties Stall at Home

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Treaties are negotiated, sliced and diced, rehashed, renegotiated (with many interim iterations) and finally signed -- only to have all that progress hit a dead end when it comes to ratification and enforcement.

Senate September Showdown

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Hillary Clinton did not pull her punches at the podium last week. "Our national security is at risk," she said last Wednesday. "When the Senate retu...

Heritage v. Hartung on New START

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

I have had the distinct honor and privilege of waging a debate on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with James Carafano and Baker S...

The House, the Senate, and the World

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

Thinking about sitting out the November elections because President Obama and Congress have let you down? Think again. The 2010 midterm could prove to be the most pivotal election of our lifetime.

New START vs. the Tea Party: What's the Greatest Threat?

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Kraus

What's more dangerous: the thousands of nukes that will still target U.S. and Russian cities if the New START treaty is not ratified OR the opportunistic, Tea Party pandering politicians who would derail this commonsense agreement?

Nuclear Stars Align for New START

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Nine of the ten former and current commanders of America's nuclear forces have told the Senate it is time to approve a new arms pact with Russia. Will the senators listen to our top military leaders?

New Consensus on American Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

In a hopeful sign of growing bipartisan support for nuclear reductions, former military commanders and national security officials announced their support today for quick approval of the New START treaty.

Romney's Worst Foreign Policy Mistake

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Mitt Romney this week ignored our top military leaders, deepened the split in GOP ranks, made profound factual blunders rivaling Michael Steele's and turned his back on Ronald Reagan's legacy. So why don't you know about this?

A Strong Majority for New START

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

It's now down to politics. The only reason to oppose the New START treaty is political gamesmanship on the eve of elections to deny the administration a victory. This would sacrifice our national security for narrow, partisan gain.