Deeper cuts in U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty are three highly visible and important steps toward global nuclear disarmament. But more far-reaching efforts are needed to facilitate the hard work of disarmament, which will undoubtedly take decades.
The global economic crisis, the growing instability in Pakistan, and the Afghanistan War present several challenges to U.S. foreign policy in Asia.
James Acton and co-authors present an overview of the role of fissile material control in nuclear disarmament. They review past efforts to securing disarmament and discuss the major challenges facing the elimination of nuclear weapons today.
President's Obama recent Nobel Peace Prize has resulted in skepticism in some circles. His forthcoming acceptance speech offers him the opportunity to capitalize on the award and take steps toward achieving many of his administration's goals.
The Nuclear Posture Review will establish U.S. nuclear deterrence policy, strategy, and force posture for the next five to ten years and will provide a basis for the negotiation of a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty follow-on agreement.
The passage of a UN Security Council resolution on nonproliferation and disarmament is the first evidence that the Obama administration's strategy of achieving an eventual "world without nuclear weapons" is paying off.
A new nuclear resolution proposed by the Obama administration and passed by the UN shows that disarmament measures are back on the agenda.
Deterrence challenges in the Middle East may open the door for NATO to play a constructive role in enhancing security and stability in the region.
Global nuclear disarmament could increase Turkey’s regional and international influence. If Iran achieves its nuclear ambitions and America’s influence is perceived as declining, however, Turkey’s inclination to favor a disarmament agreement may change.
When Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO's secretary-general, addresses an audience at Carnegie Europe on Friday, 18th September, he will speak about the possibility of a new dialogue between two former foes – NATO and Russia. Dmitri Trenin suggests that these discussions could initially take place through the NATO-Russia Council of 2002, but in time, that they might spawn a new framework altogether.