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Nuclear Arms Control

Kerry Urges Senate to End Nuclear Weapons Testing

William Lambers | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

The U.S. and all nations really have an interest in reducing and ultimately eliminating nuclear weapons. They are expensive armaments which drain resources from society. The more you spend on weapons the less you can apply to other objectives.

Senate Needs to Ratify Nuke Test Ban Treaty

William Lambers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

The United States simply cannot return to the Cold War days of nuclear tests. We have not carried out any tests since 1992. We need to keep it that way. The alternative is downright scary.

Richard Falk and David Krieger's 'The Path to Zero'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Faced with the disastrous indifference of national governments to the fate of the earth, the people of the world would do well to study The Path to Zero, an extended conversation on the nuclear dilemma by two of its most brilliant analysts.

Misattribution and Exaggeration Mar Reporting on Chinese Missile Test

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Reliable information on China's nuclear arsenal is very difficult to find. Perhaps this is why many U.S. analysts and reporters seize upon any information that seems to provide some insight into China's program. In the rush to publish something new, they often lose important details and caveats.

Try a Little Nuclear Sanity

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The real nuclear threat to the United States does not lie in the fact that it does not (or will not) possess enough nuclear weapons to deter a nuclear attack. Rather, it is that there is no guarantee that nuclear deterrence works.

Don't Like Nuclear Proliferation? Ban the Bomb.

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The campaign to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms brings to mind a doctor who focuses on the symptoms while overlooking the disease. If Tehran is indeed building the bomb, it quest is a particular manifestation of a larger problem: nuclear proliferation.

25 Years After Reykjavik: What We Now Know

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Fearing that arms control negotiations would continue to no avail, Gorbachev made an informal proposal in September 1986 for a quick two-day meeting in Reykjavik.

Fact-Checking The Nuclear-Arms Treaty Debate

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In their showdown over an arms-control treaty with Russia, Democrats and Republicans are charging each other with undermining natio...

Will Senate Republicans Produce Another International Disaster?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

An important explanation for GOP opposition to the New START is that its implementation would be popular and, therefore, redound to Obama's political benefit.

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.

Iran's leader calls Russia an American stooge

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

On Friday, Russia drew the kind of fire from the Iranian President that he usually reserves for the worst of the kafirs in the United States. As repor...

Don't Let Iran Hijack the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Daniel Michaeli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Michaeli

Engaging China on issues like Iran's nuclear program and North Korea's sinking of a South Korean navy ship this year ought not come at the expense of long-term bilateral priorities.

US, Russia Agree To Maintain Nuclear Treaty

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia said Friday they had agreed to maintain the provisions of a major nuclear arms control treaty just hou...