Monthly Archives: July 2010

Moving From Myth to Reality

The first step in defusing the nuclear threat may not be to ratify treaties reducing weapons or ending testing, but to move from myth to reality in our thinking about national security. Don’t get me wrong. The New START Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty are both important steps that I strongly support. But if, for example, Russia is a modern-day reincarnation of Nazi Germany, what good would those treaties do? As with Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 attempt to appease Hitler with Czechoslovakia, it would end in disaster. Continue reading

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Coming to a Theater Near You: Countdown to Zero

Check out yesterday’s New York Times’ insightful review of Countdown to Zero, a film being released this week that seeks to do for nuclear weapons what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming. While that’s a tall order, both films were produced by Lawrence Bender, so there is hope. Continue reading

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Wall Street Lessons for Nuclear Deterrence

Before making financial decisions involving billions of dollars, one would think that CFO’s and investors might consider how their decisions would play out under different scenarios. But news coverage of a failed, multi-billion dollar market known as auction rate preferred … Continue reading

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