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.
Although the Obama administration has pledged to formulate its nuclear policy around the concept of strategic stability, there is major disagreement on the meaning of concept and whether it is a sound basis for policy.
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 story of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons development remains in dispute, with a rich literature of colorful and differing accounts.
As China and India’s nuclear and conventional capabilities evolve, there is a growing need to establish an open dialogue to overcome misperceptions and opacity surrounding each country’s nuclear posture.
At its Chicago summit, NATO reaffirmed its commitment to its European-based arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons.
A referendum on Scottish independence scheduled for autumn 2014 could have profound ramifications for the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent and for U.S.-U.K. relations.
No issue in the area of European military security is more important or more vexed than that of nonstrategic nuclear weapons.
While it has been known since early 2004 that the illicit proliferation network headed by A.Q. Khan of Pakistan supplied the nuclear programs of Iran, North Korea, and Libya, certain questions have not yet been resolved.