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Trump administration risks Reagan’s legacy on nuclear disarmament <p style='font size:14px'>By Matthew Bolton</p>

Trump administration risks Reagan’s legacy on nuclear disarmament

By Matthew Bolton

“A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought,” declared U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in a 1983 speech to the Japanese parliament. “I will not...

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Trump, Reagan, and Missile Defense <p style='font size:14px'>By Jerry Rogers</p>

Trump, Reagan, and Missile Defense

By Jerry Rogers

President Ronald Reagan was frequently two steps ahead of everyone else—the media, the Congress, the Soviets. Reagan’s ‘head-for-knowing’ was evidenced by...

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Two to Tango With Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By  Peter D. Zimmerman</p>

Two to Tango With Nuclear Weapons

By Peter D. Zimmerman

Somewhere in the American southwest, not so very far from civilization, there is a fenced and guarded compound within another fenced and guarded compound in the...

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The Nuclear Test Ban: Time to Finish What We Started <p style='font size:14px'>By Sergei Ryabkov and Lassina Zerbo</p>

The Nuclear Test Ban: Time to Finish What We Started

By Sergei Ryabkov and Lassina Zerbo

The growing global concerns about North Korea’s nuclear weapons capabilities and tensions in the region are a stark reminder of the need to re-energize the cooperative,...

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How to Make the Nuclear Button Safer <p style='font size:14px'>By Michael Krepon</p>

How to Make the Nuclear Button Safer

By Michael Krepon

As we mark the centenary of the United States’ entry into World War I, I recall the words of a participant in the Versailles Treaty, which ended that conflict....

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President Trump should heed Churchill’s warning not to escalate arms races <p style='font size:14px'>By Dallas Morning News</p>

President Trump should heed Churchill’s warning not to escalate arms races

By Dallas Morning News

As Winston Churchill warned, if we ramp up the arms race, we’ll just “make the rubble bounce.”The stakes are even higher today because so many...

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Donald, Have I Got a Deal for You <p style='font size:14px'>By Thomas L. Friedman</p>

Donald, Have I Got a Deal for You

By Thomas L. Friedman

Every president has an early foreign policy test, and Donald Trump is no exception. Trump’s test is actually already in progress, and it bears some resemblance...

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New nukes? No thanks. <p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimball & Charles Carrigan</p>

New nukes? No thanks.

By Daryl G. Kimball & Charles Carrigan

So far, President Trump has provided few details about his approach to his most important job as president: reducing the risks of unconstrained global nuclear competition...

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North Korea Is Practicing for Nuclear War <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeffrey Lewis</p>

North Korea Is Practicing for Nuclear War

By Jeffrey Lewis

On Monday morning, North Korea launched four missiles from the northwest corner of the country that traveled 620 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan. While...

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Why Mess With a Nuclear Treaty, Mr. Trump?

Why Mess With a Nuclear Treaty, Mr. Trump?

Some of President Trump’s most irresponsible statements have involved, of all things, nuclear weapons, where there is no room for irresponsibility or error. His...

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