All Articles Written By Kingston Reif
Nov 26, 2013
In this report, Kingston Reif & Usha Sahay examine the means by which presidents have reduced the size and scope of the U.S. nuclear arsenal since the end of the Cold War.
Nov 20, 2013
On November 20, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will resume. Only negotiation can check Tehran’s nuclear program, writes Kingston Reif in his November Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Column.
Oct 25, 2013
The proposed B61 life extension program is unaffordable, unworkable, and unrealistic writes Kingston Reif in his October column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Sep 24, 2013
The enormous cost to recapitalize America’s fleet of ballistic missile submarines should not be swept under the rug by budget games, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
Sep 24, 2013
"The Cold War has been over for more than 20 years, but some still seem paralyzed by a counterproductive "us versus them" mentality. Sen. Barrasso doesn't explain why the Russia-brokered deal, even if imperfect, will leave us worse off than military strikes or greater U.S. involvement in the civil war," writes Kingston Reif for The Wall Street Journal.
Sep 17, 2013
It is impossible to conjure up a believable scenario whereby the United States would use 500 nuclear weapons, let alone nearly 5,000, writes Kingston Reif in his September column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Aug 22, 2013
An assessment of the claim that the President has broken a commitment to the Senate to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
Aug 19, 2013
In a high-profile speech in Berlin, President Obama announced that he has updated U.S. nuclear weapons policy guidance to comport with the 21st century security environment.
Aug 14, 2013
The Pentagon says it is exempting nuclear weapons from sequestration. This is a terrible idea, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
Aug 5, 2013
Concerns about Russian treaty compliance aren’t an argument against further arms control writes Kingston Reif in his August column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Aug 2, 2013
Information on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s $10 billion B61 nuclear weapon Life Extension Program.
Jul 24, 2013
"First, it’s a sad commentary on the current state of the Pentagon that its second highest-ranking official deems $16 billion in taxpayer dollars to be “trivial”. Every billion adds up, especially in a time of budget austerity. Furthermore, claiming that a particular program “is not a big swinger of the budget” tells us nothing about whether the funding level for the program is appropriate," writes Kingston Reif for DefenseOne.
Jun 19, 2013
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists turns to a number of prominent nuclear weapons experts for their assessments of Obama’s Berlin speech, including Kingston Reif.
Jun 18, 2013
The US President will soon outline his second-term plans. Here’s what the world needs to hear, writes Kingston Reif in his June column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Jun 11, 2013
Kingston Reif analyzes the key nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, and missile defense provisions in the House Armed Services Committee Version of the Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Bill.
Jun 4, 2013
"Congress cannot continue to throw taxpayer money down the drain on programs that do not work and the military does not want," writes Kingston Reif for The Washington Times.
Jun 3, 2013
"The truth is that expanding the current ground based midcourse defense system to the East Coast is unnecessary, technically dubious, and cost-ineffective," writes Kingston Reif for TIME.
May 21, 2013
Two Republican Senators think the United States should protect nuclear weapons outlays at all costs. They're wrong, writes Kingston Reif in his May column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
May 17, 2013
Kingston Reif & Miles Pomper discuss the need for Congress to act on anti-nuclear terrorism legislation
May 16, 2013
As the United States contemplates strategic, political, and economic reasons to pursue further reductions to its nuclear arsenal, perhaps in tandem with Russia, attention must be paid to the composition of each country’s strategic arsenal of submarine-based missiles, nuclear-armed bombers, and land-based missiles. This fact sheet considers the arguments traditionally made about the strengths and weaknesses of each leg of the nuclear triad.
Apr 18, 2013
A strategy of deterrence and containment should be seen as a serious and plausible means of dealing with a potential nuclear-armed Iran, writes Kingston Reif in his April column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Apr 17, 2013
Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Kingston Reif, discusses missile defense in debate hosted by Ralph Nader.
Mar 28, 2013
Former Senator Jon Kyl continues to make dubious claims about US strategic forces policy write Lt. Gen. Robert Gard (USA, ret.) and Kingston Reif in response to a recent op-ed by Kyl in the Wall Street Journal.
Mar 6, 2013
It's good to see further arms control measures on President Obama's agenda, writes Kingston Reif in his March column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Feb 21, 2013
Reducing the size of the arsenal makes both strategic and fiscal sense, writes Kingston Reif in a letter to the editor published in The Baltimore Sun.
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