As U.S. policy seeks to create the conditions that would allow for deep reductions in nuclear arsenals, the United States and Russia can undertake a practical approach to their stockpiles to 500 nuclear warheads each and those of other nuclear-armed states to no more than about half that number.
With popular protest movements engulfing the Middle East, Iran’s opposition movement hopes to rekindle the momentum that brought millions of Iranians to the streets in the summer of 2009.
While the United States has expressed its desire to enhance strategic stability with China, there needs to be a better understanding of how China perceives America’s nuclear posture.
China’s perception of India’s military modernization and space capabilities has evolved over recent years, and growing bilateral strains demonstrate the need for collaborative measures to reduce tensions and clarify national policies.
The ratification of the New START Treaty by the U.S. Senate speaks to the stability of the Russian-American “reset.” But the next challenge for Russia and the United States—missile defense—will be much more difficult.
The Lisbon NATO summit is a critical event for making the Alliance between Europe and North America fit the security challenges of the twenty-first century.
In the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 contested presidential elections, the economy is under serious strain and there are rumors of tensions between President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei.
Iran increasingly dominates international newspaper headlines and foreign policy agendas, but its people and regime remain poorly understood in the West.
After the New START reduced U.S. and Russian deployments of strategic nuclear arms, Russia has decided to rely even more on relatively fast-flying ground-launched missiles to deliver the strategic nuclear weapons that remain.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is one of the most important leaders in world affairs and understanding his comprehensive control over politics, economics, and society in Iran is critical to any discussion of the future of the Islamic Republic.