Arms Control


by krepon on December 18, 2014

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 →


Spending Bills Clear Congress, Despite Delays

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on December 18, 2014

Panel By Laicie Heeley

After more than a few budget antics this weekend, both the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, H.R. 3979) and FY15 Omnibus Continue →


The President’s Legacy

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on December 18, 2014

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 →


Rumors About Nuclear Weapons in Crimea

by Hans M. Kristensen on December 18, 2014


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 →


Humanitarian Conference: Nukes and Humanity are Incompatible

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on December 17, 2014

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 →


Amano’s Move on Marivan

by mark on December 17, 2014

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 →


Who made these statements about Omnibus Appropriations?

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on December 15, 2014

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 →


National Security Legislative Calendar – Dec. 15

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on December 15, 2014

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 and Center: 11/22-12/6

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on December 12, 2014



An update on arms control, national security & politics from the Council for a Livable World.

November 22 - December 6

WHAT'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 →


2015 Congressional, Political, Cultural, Sports and Holiday Schedule

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on December 11, 2014

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 →


Reminder! Year-End Contest

by krepon on December 10, 2014

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 →


Analysis of the NDAA and Cromnibus

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on December 10, 2014

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 →


An Autonomous SecDef?

by stein on December 8, 2014

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 →


Summary of the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on December 6, 2014

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 →


Senator Feinstein: U.S. Should Shrink Nuclear Arsenal

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on December 5, 2014

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 →