As Israel attempts to disrupt Iran's nuclear ambitions and the United States enforces sanctions against the state, Iran calls for revenge. What needs to be done to avert war? Steps Israel, the United States, and Iran should -- and should not -- take.
The successes and failures of 30 years of policies to stop the spread of missiles have lessons for the future.
Not to be overlooked is the necessity for a twofold nuclear-safety strategy: stricter standards for reactor designs and systematic efforts to reduce the consequences of accidents.
How should senators think about New START? When two countries hold each other's future in their hands, effective mutual reassurance is a basic and enduring need.
Future developments in missile defense and conventional prompt global strike could undermine the logic of the treaty and damage trust and cooperation between the United States and Russia.
Stopping the spread of fissile material technology will require governments to make nonproliferation a high priority over the long haul.
Will sanctions on Iran ever be strong enough?
This year's NPT Review Conference might be less about unanimity and more about strategy. Could isolating the outliers be the best move in building a stronger nonproliferation regime?
It isn't everything those hoping for a truly transformative document wanted, but the Obama administration's remaking of U.S. nuclear strategy is a genuine achievement.
Tactical nukes aren't necessary to demonstrate Washington's commitment to the security of its allies. Nor do they determine whether such allies will seek nuclear weapons of their own.
Probably not--despite the fears of U.S. military officials and others. Nonetheless, it's troublesome, especially when it pertains to U.S.-Chinese relations.
Any truly transformative change the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review institutes will take time. But there are two simpler strategies Washington can pursue immediately to fight nuclear proliferation and terrorism.
There is a way to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty while also preserving the expertise of the country's nuclear weapons complex. It's called the Stockpile Management Program.
The first step--the United States should declare a no-first-use policy, signaling to the world that its nuclear arsenal is for deterrence and deterrence only.
How the international community handles Iran in the coming days far transcends Tehran's nuclear ambitions; it also directly affects the legitimacy of the U.N. Security Council and NPT.
Missile defense has a military purpose, it's just not the one most people think of.