Monthly Archives: September 2009

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons?

At yesterday’s historic UN Security Council session, President Obama posed the vision of a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. While encouraging, we must guard against prematurely declaring victory and thereby suffering defeat. That’s what happened at the … Continue reading

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Missile Defense: A Play in One Act?

While today’s decision by the Obama administration to shelve our Eastern European missile defense system provides some hope for desperately needed improvement in Russian-American relations, the issue is far from dead. Proponents of the system already are accusing Obama of … Continue reading

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How Confident Should a Nuclear Optimist Be?

Nuclear optimism is a school of thought which argues that more nuclear weapons make the world safer. Given that our nation and Russia each has around 10,000 such weapons in its arsenal, such thinking is more widespread than might be … Continue reading

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