Archive for December, 2012

A New Agenda for U.S.-Russia Cooperation <p style='font size:14px'>By Madeleine Albright & Igor Ivanov</p>

A New Agenda for U.S.-Russia Cooperation

By Madeleine Albright & Igor Ivanov

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been witnessing a rapid deterioration in the climate in U.S.-Russian relations. We believe that these unfortunate trends do...

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Valery Yarynich, the man who told of the Soviets’ doomsday machine

Valery Yarynich, the man who told of the Soviets’ doomsday machine

In November 1983, during an autumn of Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, a skilled Soviet military communications specialist struggled...

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How many nukes does it take to be safe?<p style='font size:14px'>By Walter Pincus</p>

How many nukes does it take to be safe?

By Walter Pincus

We are rightly mourning the horrific killings in Newtown, Conn.’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and discussing the threats posed by semiautomatic rifles. On another...

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What Chuck Hagel would, and wouldn’t, bring to job of Defense secretary

What Chuck Hagel would, and wouldn’t, bring to job of Defense secretary

Republican Chuck Hagel, a former US senator with a strong independent streak, is now widely seen as the front-runner for the job of secretary of Defense. –...

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Who holds the world’s nuclear warheads? Get the full list by country.

Who holds the world’s nuclear warheads? Get the full list by country.

The news that North Korea has successfully launched a satellite heightened fears that the same know-how could be used to launch ballistic missiles. Which countries...

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The INF Treaty: 25 Years and Holding <p style='font size:14px'>By Greg Thielmann</p>

The INF Treaty: 25 Years and Holding

By Greg Thielmann

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which was signed in Washington 25 years ago tomorrow, December 8, is legendary among arms controllers for its...

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NATO Backs Defense Plan for Turkey

NATO Backs Defense Plan for Turkey

NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday endorsed a decision to send Patriot missile batteries to Turkey, and expressed “grave” concerns about reports of heightened...

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Obama seeks renewal of nuclear arms control deal with Russia

Obama seeks renewal of nuclear arms control deal with Russia

Hoping to salvage his arms control legacy, President Obama called Monday for the renewal of a major post-Cold War agreement between the United States and Russia...

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NNSA exceeds nuclear weapons dismantlement goal

NNSA exceeds nuclear weapons dismantlement goal

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced today that it exceeded its goal for dismantling nuclear weapons in the federal fiscal year that ended in September. In...

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Dealing with symptoms, not causes

Dealing with symptoms, not causes

The ongoing session of the UN General Assembly has seen renewed efforts by western countries aimed at breaking the deadlock in the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament...

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