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The Quick or the Dead: What Trump Can Learn from Reagan on Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Stanley A Weiss</p>

The Quick or the Dead: What Trump Can Learn from Reagan on Nuclear Weapons

By Stanley A Weiss

On June 14, 1946, the United States representative to the Atomic Energy Commission, Bernard Baruch, presented a novel and ambitious plan to his fellow commissioners....

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Now is the time to enact Reagan’s vision of missile defense <p style='font size:14px'>By Megan Reiss and Arthur Rizer</p>

Now is the time to enact Reagan’s vision of missile defense

By Megan Reiss and Arthur Rizer

With its frequent missile tests, including a dramatic one that flew over Japan, North Korea is signaling that it may be willing to use its nuclear weapons. The United...

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Nukes, Reagan and Us <p style='font size:14px'>By Jay Nordlinger</p>

Nukes, Reagan and Us

By Jay Nordlinger

On the homepage, I have a piece entitled “No Nukes, They Say.” It’s about the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, given to ICAN, i.e., the International Campaign to...

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What Donald Trump can learn from the two most dangerous weeks in history <p style='font size:14px'>By Marc J. Selverstone</p>

What Donald Trump can learn from the two most dangerous weeks in history

By Marc J. Selverstone

With the clouds of war darkening over the Korean Peninsula and an impulsive and untested president in the Oval Office, the threat of nuclear war looms larger than...

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Mr. Trump Alone Can Order a Nuclear Strike. Congress Can Change That.

Mr. Trump Alone Can Order a Nuclear Strike. Congress Can Change That.

The broad debate over President Trump’s fitness for the difficult and demanding office he holds has recently been reframed in a more pointed and urgent way: Does...

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Mikhail Gorbachev: My plea to the presidents of Russia and the United States <p style='font size:14px'>By Mikhail Gorbachev</p>

Mikhail Gorbachev: My plea to the presidents of Russia and the United States

By Mikhail Gorbachev

This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the Soviet Union and United States on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range...

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Our best hope against nuclear war <p style='font size:14px'>By David Ignatius</p>

Our best hope against nuclear war

By David Ignatius

Consider what is, for the moment, an entirely hypothetical question: What might Defense Secretary Jim Mattis do if he received an order from President Trump to launch...

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Trump’s dangerous confusion on the Iran deal <p style='font size:14px'>By Steve Chapman</p>

Trump’s dangerous confusion on the Iran deal

By Steve Chapman

When it comes to the Iranian nuclear deal, the Trump administration is a carnival of contradiction. Its attitude brings to mind the story of the inmates who complained...

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The debate over the Iran deal is utterly perplexing <p style='font size:14px'>By Adam J. Szubin </p>

The debate over the Iran deal is utterly perplexing

By Adam J. Szubin

As one of the architects of a 10-year sanctions campaign against Iran under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and the Treasury Department official charged...

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Time to Restrict the President’s Power to Wage Nuclear War <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeffrey Bader and Jonathann D. Pollack</p>

Time to Restrict the President’s Power to Wage Nuclear War

By Jeffrey Bader and Jonathann D. Pollack

For the first time in a generation, there is widespread anxiety about the possibility of nuclear war, stimulated by the extreme tensions between North Korea and...

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