Archive for October, 2017

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

A debate is raging in both Japan and South Korea about the nuclear option, driven by the North’s rapidly advancing capabilities and concern the United States might...

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This Is What Nuclear Weapons Leave in Their Wake

This Is What Nuclear Weapons Leave in Their Wake

Decay and desolation scar the landscape of a remote corner of the Kazakh Steppe. Unnatural lakes formed by nuclear bomb explosions pockmark the once flat terrain,...

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What Donald Trump can learn from the two most dangerous weeks in history <p style='font size:14px'>By Marc J. Selverstone</p>

What Donald Trump can learn from the two most dangerous weeks in history

By Marc J. Selverstone

With the clouds of war darkening over the Korean Peninsula and an impulsive and untested president in the Oval Office, the threat of nuclear war looms larger than...

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These Cold War hawks are now championing an end to nuclear weapons

These Cold War hawks are now championing an end to nuclear weapons

It was an op-ed that turned heads: “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons.” The 2007 piece, co-authored by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger, William J. Perry and...

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Mr. Trump Alone Can Order a Nuclear Strike. Congress Can Change That.

Mr. Trump Alone Can Order a Nuclear Strike. Congress Can Change That.

The broad debate over President Trump’s fitness for the difficult and demanding office he holds has recently been reframed in a more pointed and urgent way: Does...

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Mikhail Gorbachev: My plea to the presidents of Russia and the United States <p style='font size:14px'>By Mikhail Gorbachev</p>

Mikhail Gorbachev: My plea to the presidents of Russia and the United States

By Mikhail Gorbachev

This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the Soviet Union and United States on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range...

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The world has some 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them.

The world has some 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a recognition of its efforts to avoid nuclear conflict at a time  of...

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Our best hope against nuclear war <p style='font size:14px'>By David Ignatius</p>

Our best hope against nuclear war

By David Ignatius

Consider what is, for the moment, an entirely hypothetical question: What might Defense Secretary Jim Mattis do if he received an order from President Trump to launch...

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