Arms Control

The Negotiating Endgame in Iran

by krepon on March 2, 2015

The negotiating endgame with Iran is upon us. The Obama administration had no choice but to hold fast to the March 31st deadline, allowing further time only to add detail Continue →

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The INF Crisis: Bad Press and Nuclear Saber Rattling

by Hans M. Kristensen on February 26, 2015

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

By Hans M. Kristensen

Russian online news paper Vzglaid is carrying a story that wrongly claims that I have said a Russian flight-test of an INF missile would not be a Continue →

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Me, in DC on Friday

by Jeffrey on February 25, 2015

As fate would have it, I will be in DC for a talk about my new IISS Adelphi book, Paper Tigers: China’s Nuclear Posture. (IISS is being unbelievably civil about Continue →

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Nuclear Postures

by krepon on February 25, 2015

Nuclear postures matter. They frame requirements, add to or detract from stability, and can affect outcomes when deterrence fails, which happens more than expected. Vipin Narang covers this ground in Continue →

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Political Tip Sheet – An Early Look at Competitive House Races

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on February 24, 2015

In the last few weeks the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee released their lists of the priority races they will focus on in the 2016 Continue →

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How Much are We Spending to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism?

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on February 23, 2015

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The Obama administration has requested $12.6 billion for the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) as part of its Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Energy budget request. $1.9 billion of that Continue →

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Political Tip Sheet: A periodic update on key congressional elections

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on February 23, 2015

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March 2, 2015: Maryland Senate Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announces her retirement at the end of this term. As Maryland Continue →

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Turkey’s Interests and Tanideh

by mark on February 23, 2015

Two months from now in New York, cabinet-level officials from 189 countries will read out national statements filled to the brim with resolve to combat the spread of nuclear arms, Continue →

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Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released its biennial update to its High Risk List – a compilation of government programs that are identified as “high risk due to Continue →

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Satire

What follows is a post I originally wrote for my personal blog, Turkey Wonk. The article touches on a lot of the issues Jeffrey and I have talked about in recent Continue →

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Discriminate Deterrence

by krepon on February 18, 2015

One paradox of nuclear deterrence has always been that whatever utility the Bomb provides is lost once the nuclear threshold is crossed, however large or small the boom. There is Continue →

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Council Front and Center Februrary 1, to February 14

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on February 18, 2015

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COUNCIL FRONT & CENTER

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

February 1 to February 14, 2015

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Front and Center Februrary 1, to February 14

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on February 18, 2015

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FRONT & CENTER

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

February 1 to February 14, 2015

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Pornstar Reporting Fake As Her Orgasms

by Jeffrey on February 17, 2015

In 1958, the US Air Force lost a nuclear weapon off the coast of Georgia, near Tybee Island.  The weapon is thought to be irretrievably lost, despite a brief glimmer Continue →

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Its cold in Moscow. On a chilly day in a hotel overlooking Red Square, Boston Globe reported “the Russians informed the Americans that they were refusing any more US help Continue →

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Briefing Congress on a Bloated Budget

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on February 13, 2015

Last week, the president unveiled the largest defense base budget request in the history of the Pentagon, blowing right past the sequestration caps. This can only mean one thing: tough Continue →

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Reversal of fortune: Senate election prospects in 2016

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on February 12, 2015

In the 2014 elections, Senate Democrats faced a daunting environment. With an unpopular President, a smaller, more conservative electorate than in a presidential election year and more seats up than Continue →

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Tilting the Balance: Endgame for P5+1 Talks

by harry on February 11, 2015

The Iranian nuclear negotiations are among the most volatile arms control and international affairs topics in the news today, with commentators predicting success or failure in equal measure.  Additionally, the Continue →

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As negotiations to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran hang in the balance, former Congressman from Kansas Jim Slattery sat down with Barbara Slavin, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Continue →

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DPRK Missile, Rocket Launches

by Jeffrey on February 10, 2015

 

I’ve been trying to keep track of the really impressive rate of missile testing in the DPRK over the past year plus now — not least because I was the Continue →

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US-Russia Arms Control Treaty- New START 4th Anniversary

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on February 10, 2015

Last week marked the 4 year anniversary of New START, the most recent arms control treaty responsible for further reductions to the bloated nuclear arsenals of both the United States Continue →

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