Europe’s role in and response to the Iran deal has been a major issue during the current congressional debate. Will European nations increase their nuclear-related sanctions against Iran if Congress rejects the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in hope of a “better deal?”
Pakistan’s military leadership can choose to accept success in achieving a “strategic” deterrent against India, or it can choose to continue to compete with India in the pursuit of “full spectrum” deterrence.
The 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference brought together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, deterrence, and nuclear energy.
Some are calling for the Obama administration to retaliate by backing out of this or other arms-control treaties. There are better options.
The epithet “Cold War,” as applied to nuclear strategy, is almost never meant kindly. No part of the intellectual inheritance from the Cold War is more frequently maligned than the concept of strategic stability.
Senator Marco Rubio’s opposition to Rose Gottemoeller’s nomination represents a departure from a time when nuclear matters were treated as critical enough to warrant serious bipartisan public debate.
President Barack Obama should articulate a narrowed framework for the legitimate use of nuclear weapons that the United States believes would be defensible for others to follow as long as nuclear weapons remain.
Reducing nuclear risks was a signature issue in President Obama’s first term. However, following a series of successes in 2010, progress has stalled.
As U.S. and Russian arsenals are built down, consideration must be given to multilateral nuclear restraint.
The United States and Russia have reached an arms control impasse, and no new agreement is on the horizon. Concrete confidence-building measures could help build trust.