I’m getting concerned. No one has submitted a list of movie monsters that are bomb-related. Is anybody out there working on this? Is this contest to name enlarged movie creatures Continue →
After more than a few budget antics this weekend, both the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, H.R. 3979) and FY15 Omnibus Continue →
President Obama’s announcement yesterday of a dramatic break in stultified United States-Cuban relations provides further proof of the chief executive’s willingness to take bold actions in his final two years Continue →
The news media and private web sites are full of rumors that Russia has deployed nuclear weapons to Crimea after it invaded the region earlier this year. Many of these Continue →
The Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons took place in Vienna last week, and generated momentum towards the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s ultimate goal of nuclear disarmament. The Continue →
The INF debate continues. The controversy about Russia’s new cruise missile raises a number of key questions about American strategy in Europe: How should the United States respond to Russia’s Continue →
After the powers and Iran in late 2013 concluded the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), I warned that, a year later, when everything else is supposed to be settled, the toughest Continue →
The “nuclear enterprise” – as the nuclear weapons complex and force structure in the United States have been successfully rebranded — is bloated and in need of paring. It is Continue →
Senate floor speech – Late Friday night, December 12, 2014
Question: who made these statements below late Friday night?
Was it Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Sen. Bernard Continue →
Congress finally cleared the major national security legislation. Last week, the Senate approved the the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization bill by a vote of 89-11. By Saturday night, both Continue →
FRONT & CENTER
An update on arms control, national security & politics from the Council for a Livable World.
November 22 - December 6WHAT'S NEW: Continue →
December 12, 2014 | Edited by Jacob Marx and Will Saetren
Nuclear Enterprise Report - “The existing governance structures and many of the practices of the enterprise are inefficient and ineffective, Continue →
Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the Senate Joint Resolution 44 – Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and Continue →
Note: House and Senate schedules may vary by a day
January Thursday, Jan. 1: New Year’s Day (federal holiday) Tuesday, Jan. 6: 114th Congress convenes Monday, January 12: College football Continue →
This year we’re switching things up. Instead of combing through lyrics about the Bomb, we’re doing movie monsters linked to the evils of nuclear testing. How many of these creatures Continue →
Monstrous names must follow monstrous documents, because the so-called "Cromnibus," filed yesterday in the House, clocks in at just over 1,600 pages.
Now I know you were really Continue →
Washington is a mess. We are fighting three wars and we don’t have a Secretary of Defense. In this episode of the podcast, Aaron and Jeffrey discuss the Hagel resignation, Continue →
Topline (in billions of dollars)
FY14 FY15 Decrease Continue →
In a speech at the Prague Agenda 2014 Conference yesterday, Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller announced a new “International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification” initiative. The Continue →
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) provided a thoughtful analysis of the United States’ overstocked nuclear arsenal in the Washington Post this week, drawing attention to its costs and safety burdens. To Continue →
This was a bad week for adversaries of a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday entitled “Dismantling Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program: Continue →