Arms Control

Hagel Is Out; Big Spending Is In

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 26, 2014

The President announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, just days after announcing his commitment to increase spending for the U.S. nuclear enterprise by $7.5 billion dollars over Continue →

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Perspective from Tehran: A Young Iranian on the Nuclear Talks

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 26, 2014

Brenna Gautam was an intern with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in the Summer of 2014. She attends the University of Notre Dame.

As an American college student, Continue →

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The Redline: Iran and the January Deadline

by stein on November 25, 2014

7 months! Really? 7 Months! Is it over?

After the recent extension of the JPOA, Jeffrey and Aaron felt it necessary to hold an emergency podcast (Jeffrey is speaking from an Continue →

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Front and Center: 11/22

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 25, 2014

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FRONT & CENTER

An update on arms control, national security & politics from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

November 8 - November 22

WHAT'S NEW:

The Disillusioned Babysitters Continue →

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Caging the Bomb

by krepon on November 25, 2014

During this Thanksgiving season, let’s try something different: Rather than focus on doom and gloom, what hasn’t been accomplished and what irreconcilables are trying to undo, let’s focus on an Continue →

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Update from Vienna: Progress Continues on Iran Talks

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 24, 2014

Just as Barack Obama finished eulogizing Chuck Hagel’s tenure as Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State John Kerry came on the air from Vienna to announce more unfortunate news: the Continue →

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While we wait for a deal

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 23, 2014

Negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran are ongoing in Vienna, with reports on all sides, but trustworthy revelations on none. While onlookers wait with bated breath (there are at least Continue →

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Negotiating with Tehran

by stein on November 21, 2014

After sitting poolside for two weeks, Arms Control Wonk podcast co-host Aaron Stein returns to talk with Jeffrey and Shashank Joshi about the P5+1’s negotiations with Iran. In it, we Continue →

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The Pentagon’s Slush Fund Continues to Raise Eyebrows

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 21, 2014

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By Angela Canterbury and Sarah Tully

It was a strong start earlier this year, when President Obama made a budget request for the Pentagon that was finally in Continue →

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As the Iran nuclear negotiations near their self-imposed deadline of November 24th, Jon Stewart adds his atypically subtle commentary to the fray through his new film Rosewater. Rosewater, which depicts Continue →

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Project Sapphire: a model for defense by other means

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 21, 2014

David Hoffman’s chapter on Project Sapphire in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Dead Hand reads like a spy-thriller novel -- complete with a young American diplomat protagonist, angry Russians, a Continue →

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Recognizing our Allies on Capitol Hill

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on November 21, 2014

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On the evening of November 18th, the arms control community came together to recognize members of Congress who have demonstrated superior support for common sense nuclear weapons policies.

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Election Contest Results

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on November 20, 2014

The results are in for our 2014 Election Contest!

We had 315 entries this year, but in the end, we had to pick three top finishers.

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Defense Secretary Hagel Needs to Consult Senator Hagel More Often

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 20, 2014

In a press conference last Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his commitment to revamping America’s nuclear weapons program after findings from two separate reviews revealed institutional failures such Continue →

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Turing and Oppenheimer

by krepon on November 18, 2014

J. Robert Oppenheimer and Ernest Lawrence were worthy of a dual biography. Oppenheimer and Edward Teller will be forever intertwined. So why haven’t Oppenheimer and Alan Turing been joined at Continue →

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Nuclear Security: How the U.S. and Russia Can Save the World

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 17, 2014

The recent tension between Russia and the United States could increase the risk of a nuclear attack, but not in the way you are thinking.

For the last 20 Continue →

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National Security Legislative Calendar – Nov. 17

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on November 17, 2014

(only updated information is included; for complete National Security Legislative Calendar, click on: http://livableworld.org/calendar/signup/

November 17, 2014 update

Congress is back for its post-election lame duck session, but it Continue →

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The Disillusioned Men Babysitting America’s Nuclear Weapons

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 14, 2014

Ever wonder what it would be like to hold the key to America’s most lethal weapons in your hand? According to a recent expose by Mother Jones, the job is Continue →

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One Year Later: Iran’s Nuclear Report Card

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on November 14, 2014

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With only ten days until the Nov. 24 deadline to finalize a nuclear agreement, top negotiators are once again hard at work to bridge the gaps that remain between the Continue →

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UN: ‘Killer Robot’ Talks Go Forward, Slowly

by Human Rights Watch on November 14, 2014

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Pentagon Review To Fix Nuclear Problems – Again

by Hans M. Kristensen on November 14, 2014

Less than a decade after the Pentagon conducted a major review to fix problems in the nuclear management of U.S. nuclear forces, the Pentagon today announced the results of yet Continue →

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