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Nonproliferation

Obama and Rouhani Should Meet

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

The Obama administration should use this opportunity to test Tehran's flexibility to agree to a negotiated solution on its nuclear program, one that has the potential to advance America's national security interests in the broader Middle East.

Massive Nonproliferation Program May Expand Nuclear Stockpile

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith Center for Public Integrity A multibillion-dollar U.S.-led effort to stem the threat of a terrorist nuclea...

Cooperating With China to Contain North Korea

Donald Gross | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Donald Gross

As much as some U.S. policymakers and most American experts detest diplomacy with Pyongyang, they now face a pressing issue that has upended their earlier calculations. The U.S. must rely on diplomacy once again.

Valerie Plame Calls For Transparency On Drones

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA officer who was outed by Robert Novak in a 2003 Washington Post column and was the subject of the movie "Fair Gam...

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Valerie Plame Wilson

2013-03-04-Screenshot20130304at10.30.54AM.jpgYears from now, when the last nuclear bomb is dismantled, it will be because people all over the world had the courage to demand zero.

Nuclear Disarmament Key to Iran Diplomacy

Ahmad Sadri | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Ahmad Sadri

Obama's return to the discourse of nuclear disarmament earned him a Nobel Peace Prize. Earlier that year the recently elected Presiden went to Prague and sounded a clarion call for a ban on all nuclear testing. Four years has passed and the Prague promise seems to have been forgotten.

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

Playing Politics With Nuclear Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Trimming Cold War arsenals, bringing our nuclear strategy into the 21st century, makes sense. It makes sense for Republicans and Democrats, defense hawks and budget hawks. Politicians trying to score cheap political points do so at the expense of our national security.

Iran: All Options on the Table?

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Jonathan Granoff

As the drumbeats for war on Iran increase, we who espouse effective, security-enhancing, non-military conflict resolution options must not be similarly ignored. It is time that our leaders and our media also put these options on the table.

Obama's Controversial Plan for Nuclear Sanity

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

The U.S. rightly wants to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Yet by what right can we ask others to abstain, when we ourselves continue to maintain an arsenal large enough to destroy life on the planet several times over?

9 Countries In the Nuclear Weapons Club

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 03.10.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Many historians argue that the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a turning point in mankind's history, events that marked the beginning of humanity's ability to instantly self-annihilate.

Kazakhstan's Nuclear Weapons Free Anniversary

Daniel Witt | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Daniel Witt

Kazakhstan is marking a special anniversary. Twenty years ago, the soon-to-be independent Soviet state closed the infamous Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site and provided fresh impetus to the still-incomplete campaign to ban atomic weapons.

Smart Money to Stop Nuclear Terrorism

Joe Cirincione | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

As Congress continues its debates over the national debt and determines national security budget cuts, it should not take the axe to programs that are central to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and material around the world.

Could "Virtual Deterrence" Actually Increase the Chances of Nuclear War?

Russ Wellen | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In its inability to signal a true commitment to nuclear disarmament, virtual deterrence is hardly ideal. But it sounds like a step in the right direction, right? Wrong.

New Nuclear Project Distracts From Existing Safety (Read: Seismic) Issues

Russ Wellen | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In a cruel joke at a time of supposed disarmament, the CMRR promises to be the most expensive construction project in the history of Los Alamos.

The Relevance of Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity in an Era of Radical Political Change

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel has been a net beneficiary of its policy of nuclear ambiguity, but whether Israel will be able to maintain a balance between its security and foreign policy objectives remains to be seen.

If Gaddafi Had the Bomb

Andrew J. Pierre | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Andrew J. Pierre

A Libya with nuclear weapons would have presented an entirely different and dangerous challenge to the current coalition. Most likely it would have blocked it.

Fiasco in Libya: Fools at War

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

War should be a last resort. In Libya, President Obama has made it his first choice.

Thanks to Fukushima Light Shed on U.S. Nuclear Facility Located on a Volcano

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The light shining on the safety of nuclear energy as a result of the Japanese nuclear crisis has been of such powerful wattage that it's even flushing safety issues with nuclear weapons labs and manufacturing facilities out of hiding.

Wisdom or Fatal Folly

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Granoff

It is supreme arrogance to think that we will not make mistakes of judgment, that machines will not err or that human negligence can be avoided. The tragedy in Japan is a strong and deplorable wake-up call.

Keep Up the Pace of Locking Down the Bomb

Matthew Bunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Bunn

The House's appropriators have said that they will not cut spending on national security. But they have unwisely concluded that nuclear security programs are not in that protected category.

What Would End-Timers Do Without the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russ Wellen

"The Great Atomic Power" was first recorded in 1952, the year that the hydrogen bomb was first tested. The song may have provided some comfort for those listeners aware that the nuclear arms race was at its height.

Egypt's Nuclear Dimension

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

As a free Egypt transforms itself, analysts are nervously watching for signs of new nuclear ambitions. Why has Egypt never come clean about the full scope of its nuclear activities and experimentation?

Does the Taboo Against the Use of Nuclear Weapons Increase Their Allure?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

We're under the gun: we need to make use of the nuclear taboo as a springboard to disarmament before its expiration date. But there exists another nuclear taboo against discussing the destruction caused by nuclear weapons.

Safeguarding Nuclear Security in the Shadow of Middle East Revolutions

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Pearl

Nuclear nonproliferation goals must be placed above short-term financial and political preferences. The uncertainties of revolution and the dangers of proliferation demand nothing less.