Archive for May, 2012

Trim Nuclear Fat From The Pentagon Budget<p style='font size:14px'>By Benjamin H. Friedman & Christopher Preble</p>

Trim Nuclear Fat From The Pentagon Budget

By Benjamin H. Friedman & Christopher Preble

Members of Congress always claim to be looking out for wasteful spending, especially now that they need to get under the spending caps contained in the Budget Control...

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Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’: Still An Article of Republican Faith

Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’: Still An Article of Republican Faith

In the three decades since President Ronald Reagan imagined a Star Wars-like defense against incoming Russian or Chinese missiles, the government spent more than...

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Iran Nuclear Talks: What World Powers Are Offering, Iran Isn’t Buying. Yet

Iran Nuclear Talks: What World Powers Are Offering, Iran Isn’t Buying. Yet

The parties to the Iran nuclear talks agreed only to reconvene, in Moscow next month. For now, any inducement short of easing sanctions is not enough to persuade...

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NATO On Nuclear Weapons: Opportunities Missed and Next Steps Forward

NATO On Nuclear Weapons: Opportunities Missed and Next Steps Forward

At their May 20-21 summit in Chicago, NATO leaders missed an important opportunity to change the Alliance’s outdated nuclear policy and open the way to improving...

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NATO’s Missile Shield To Keep Nations’ Nuclear Weapons

NATO’s Missile Shield To Keep Nations’ Nuclear Weapons

France and the U.K. will get NATO’s assurance that the European missile defense shield isn’t intended to take the place of their nuclear weapons, according...

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NATO, Russia and Tactical Nuclear Arms<p style='font size:14px'>By Radoslaw Sikorski & Jonas Gahr</p>

NATO, Russia and Tactical Nuclear Arms

By Radoslaw Sikorski & Jonas Gahr

At the 2010 Lisbon summit, NATO committed itself to the goal of creating conditions for a world without nuclear weapons. NATO should honor this commitment and seize...

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A Nuclear Clash Could Starve the World<p style 'font size=14px;'>By Jayantha Dhanapala</p>

A Nuclear Clash Could Starve the World

By Jayantha Dhanapala

Recent ballistic missile tests by India, Pakistan and North Korea — which has ominously threatened to “reduce to ashes” the South Korean military...

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Taking Out Dick Lugar<p style='font size:14px;'>By Dana Milbank</p>

Taking Out Dick Lugar

By Dana Milbank

When Indiana Republicans go to the polls on Tuesday, they will do more than choose a candidate for the Senate. They will choose between party and country.

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Diplomacy Offers Best Hope For Iran on Nuclear Arms<p style='font size:14px;'>By Dianne Feinstein</p>

Diplomacy Offers Best Hope For Iran on Nuclear Arms

By Dianne Feinstein

Iran and a group of countries known as the P5+1 countries (United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, France plus Germany) are headed back to the negotiating...

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