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Trump Arms Control Gambit: Serious or a Poison Pill? <p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimball</p>

Trump Arms Control Gambit: Serious or a Poison Pill?

By Daryl G. Kimball

Smart U.S. leadership is an essential part of the nuclear risk reduction equation. Unfortunately, after more than two years into President Donald Trump’s term...

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America and Russia Must Agree to Avoid a New Arms Race <p style='font size:14px'>By Lily Wojtowicz</p>

America and Russia Must Agree to Avoid a New Arms Race

By Lily Wojtowicz

Public opinion has played a critical role in pushing leaders to negotiate nuclear agreements in the past. But will that remain true in the future? – More

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Whatever happened to nuclear abolition? <p style='font size:14px'>By Paul Bracken</p>

Whatever happened to nuclear abolition?

By Paul Bracken

The failed “denuclearization” summit held in Hanoi between the United States and North Korea took place just as a border flare up played out between...

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The NPT and the Conditions for Nuclear Disarmament <p style='font size:14px'>By Daryl G. Kimbell</p>

The NPT and the Conditions for Nuclear Disarmament

By Daryl G. Kimbell

Fifty years ago, shortly after the conclusion of the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States and the Soviet Union launched the Strategic Arms...

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What Comes Next in U.S.-North Korean Negotiations? <p style='font size:14px'>By Kelsey Davenport</p>

What Comes Next in U.S.-North Korean Negotiations?

By Kelsey Davenport

The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly in Hanoi without any agreement on the next steps to advance...

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Nuclear age: Humanity is flirting with extinction <p style='font size:14px'>By David Krieger</p>

Nuclear age: Humanity is flirting with extinction

By David Krieger

The most stunning and frightening truth about the nuclear age is this: Nuclear weapons are capable of destroying civilization and most complex life on the planet,...

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Jared and the Saudi Crown Prince Go Nuclear? <p style='font size:14px'>By Nicholas Kristof</p>

Jared and the Saudi Crown Prince Go Nuclear?

By Nicholas Kristof

Jared Kushner slipped quietly into Saudi Arabia this week for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, so the question I’m trying to get the White House...

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Don’t Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They’re Pushed to Do So <p style='font size:14px'>By Lawrence Wittner</p>

Don’t Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They’re Pushed to Do So

By Lawrence Wittner

At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government,...

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Withdrawing from the INF Treaty would cripple arms control efforts for decades <p style='font size:14px'>By James Clifton</p>

Withdrawing from the INF Treaty would cripple arms control efforts for decades

By James Clifton

With the Western alliance already under strain, opportunities for new arms control talks are few and far between. On Feb. 1, the Trump administration announced its...

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Trump must listen to the North Korea experts, not his gut

Trump must listen to the North Korea experts, not his gut

When Kim Jong Un became North Korea’s leader in December 2011, most Western intelligence agencies were uncertain whether the not-yet-27-year-old would be able...

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