Arms Control

Window of Opportunity to Change US Nuclear Spending Trajectory

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on October 24, 2014

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You might not have noticed, but the U.S.’ plans to replace our aging nuclear weapons triad have been in the news a lot lately. Folks are understandably confused by the juxtaposition of the exorbitant price tag attached to current plans to upgrade all three legs of the triad at once, Continue →


Grimy political analysis

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on October 23, 2014

I hate to join the liberal-conservative rant against the mainstream media (or as Sarah Palin would say, the lamestream media), but there has been over-the-top trashing of the Alison Ludergan Grimes campaign by mainstream, lamestream and alternative media.

The common theme: fact-free.

Much of this condemnation came after Grimes refused Continue →


Panetta’s Loose Words Warrant Washing His Mouth Out With Soap

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on October 23, 2014

This month, former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta – he of minimal loyalty to his bosses -- published his memoir “Worthy Fights,” in which he criticizes Obama’s national security strategies and in particular how the administration has dealt with Iraq and Syria.  

In his book, Panetta Continue →


Interns Wanted

by krepon on October 23, 2014

Aspiring wonks: The Stimson Center’s South Asia program is now accepting internship applications for Spring/Winter 2015. This internship is most suitable for a Junior or Senior in College looking for a semester in DC to get to know the city and to hone skills in nonproliferation and South Asian regional Continue →


13 Days! Senate Elections Outlook

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on October 22, 2014

Let’s get to important matters first. Council for a Livable World has opened our bi-annual election contest. Free to enter; predictions due by midnight eastern standard time on November 3rd, the night before the elections. Top three winners earn a cash prize!

Click here to enter.

In other Continue →


Update: Growth in U.S. Defense Spending Since 2001

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on October 21, 2014

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We have an update to our budget charts over on the Center's site today.

See below for a preview, and click here for the rest.

After adjusting for inflation, the overall trend in base U.S. defense spending has increased since 2001. Since the end Continue →


Ukraine: Widespread Use of Cluster Munitions

by Human Rights Watch on October 20, 2014

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Lulling and Stifling

by krepon on October 20, 2014

A standard hawkish critique of the practice of arms control and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament is that treaties pave the way to perdition. It’s senseless, in this view, to seek to override divergent national interests and political cultures. Arms control and reduction initiatives are not only doomed to fail, Continue →


As the deadline for a deal to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran approaches, there is news that the U.S., its negotiating allies, and Iran are 95% there. However, the final 5% (the ‘Red Zone’ for you American football fans) is always the toughest to complete. Amongst the final bargaining points is Continue →


The most recent news out of Vienna is that the P5+1 and Iran are 95% of the way to an elusive nuclear deal. With less than 40 days to the November 24th deadline, both sides still need to resolve issues around the number of centrifuges Iran will be allowed to Continue →


Candidates for the Future: Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mark Udall

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on October 16, 2014

When we talk about our Senate candidates, we throw around the word “progressive” a lot. What we really mean is, when it comes to national security, our candidates have an eye to the future instead of being stuck in ways of the past.

Take Alison Lundergan Grimes Continue →



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