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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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A Devious Threat to a Nuclear Deal

A Devious Threat to a Nuclear Deal

Nikki Haley laid the Trump administration’s cards on the table this week with a new proposal aimed at sabotaging one of the Obama administration’s most important...

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Trump’s foolish fixation on torching the Iran deal <p style='font size:14px'>By Paul Waldman</p>

Trump’s foolish fixation on torching the Iran deal

By Paul Waldman

Two years ago, when the Republican candidates for president were jabbering on about how Barack Obama betrayed us all by signing a deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear...

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I’m a nuclear weapons expert. Trump’s presidency is my personal nightmare. <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeffrey Lewis</p>

I’m a nuclear weapons expert. Trump’s presidency is my personal nightmare.

By Jeffrey Lewis

My greatest fear is a reality: A lunatic has gained control of nuclear-armed missiles that could reach halfway around the globe. And, to make matters worse, Kim...

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Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump. <p style='font size:14px'>By Bruce Blair</p>

Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump.

By Bruce Blair

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently dampened their threats to unleash nuclear “fire and fury,” but they remain on a collision course....

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Trump is a toddler in a car <p style='font size:14px'>By Anne Applebaum</p>

Trump is a toddler in a car

By Anne Applebaum

Imagine a 3-year-old sitting in a parked car. Think of all the things she can do! Flip the switches. Turn on the lights. Turn on the windshield wipers. Turn on the...

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Be Strategic, Not Impulsive, on North Korea <p style='font size:14px'>By Thomas L. Friedman</p>

Be Strategic, Not Impulsive, on North Korea

By Thomas L. Friedman

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Americans who are concerned about the situation in North Korea “should sleep well at night.” Of course! Donald Trump and...

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U.S. Policy on North Korea: More Pressure, But Where’s the “Engagement?” <p style='font size:14px'>By Kelsey Davenport</p>

U.S. Policy on North Korea: More Pressure, But Where’s the “Engagement?”

By Kelsey Davenport

The UN Security Council responded to North Korea’s two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July by unanimously passing new sanctions on North Korea...

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A Threat to Nuclear Arms Control

A Threat to Nuclear Arms Control

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia still possess thousands of nuclear weapons. Even so, some administration officials...

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