Archive for September, 2013

Iraq ratifies nuclear test ban treaty

Iraq ratifies nuclear test ban treaty

Iraq ratified Friday the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), an accord that however cannot enter into force until the United States, China and six other...

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Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Today Cato released a new white paper, “The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy.” I am proud to have contributed to this effort with lead...

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What Ronald Reagan Can Teach Barack Obama About Dealing With Iran <p style='font size:14px'>By Peter Beinart</p>

What Ronald Reagan Can Teach Barack Obama About Dealing With Iran

By Peter Beinart

Since he began running for president six years ago, Barack Obama has hoped aloud that he would become the Democratic Ronald Reagan. Now, suddenly, Iran may offer...

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an...

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US, Britain must rethink nuclear strategy <p style='font size:14px'>By Jeremy Greenstock & Thomas R. Pickering</p>

US, Britain must rethink nuclear strategy

By Jeremy Greenstock & Thomas R. Pickering

The recent British parliamentary decision against military action in Syria sparked a cascade of media headlines about the demise of the US-UK “special relationship.”...

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President Rouhani says Iran won’t develop nuclear weapons

President Rouhani says Iran won’t develop nuclear weapons

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed Wednesday that his country will never develop nuclear weapons, telling NBC News that he is open to diplomatically resolving...

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Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.  In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, recently...

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U.S.-Russian Joint Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons<p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimball</p>

U.S.-Russian Joint Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

By Daryl G. Kimball

Today, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached agreement on a detailed plan for the expeditious accounting, inspection,...

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Obama Official: Scant Hope of Congress Weighing Test-Ban Anytime Soon

Obama Official: Scant Hope of Congress Weighing Test-Ban Anytime Soon

Despite President Obama’s hopes of seeing a nuclear-test-ban treaty ratified during his second term, a senior administration official on Thursday was not optimistic...

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Treat Chemical Weapons Differently From Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Scott Sigmund Gartner</p>

Treat Chemical Weapons Differently From Nuclear Weapons

By Scott Sigmund Gartner

The Obama administration has dug itself a hole in Syria by treating chemical weapons like nuclear weapons. While both are weapons of mass destruction, they are critically...

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