All Articles Written By Kingston Reif
Sep 26, 2014
"As the bill for nuclear weapons grows larger and larger in the coming years, Congress must scrutinize the commitment to keep last century’s nuclear arsenal."
Sep 19, 2014
A collection of quotes from U.S. military leaders and nuclear laboratory officials on the costs of nuclear weapons.
Sep 5, 2014
"To the extent nuclear weapons are a topic of discussion at the summit, the emphasis should be on moving towards a strategy that better reflects the current threat, political, and financial environments," writes Kingston Reif.
Sep 1, 2014
Reif explains that he was motivated to participate in a 2011 panel because nuclear threat reduction is the responsibility not only of previous generations, “but our generation and future generations as well.”
Aug 26, 2014
"There are serious compliance concerns associated with Russia's past and present implementation of some arms-control treaties," writes Kingston Reif "But that's not a reason to throw the arms-control baby out with the bath water."
Aug 21, 2014
Rebuilding the Air Force’s current suite of nuclear forces won’t come cheaply, writes Kingston Reif.
Aug 15, 2014
A summary and analysis of the FY 2015 Senate Appropriations Committee Energy and Water Bill bill and report.
Aug 14, 2014
"Fortunately, the United States can guarantee its security and that of its allies in a more fiscally sustainable manner by continuing to pursue further reductions in U.S. nuclear forces and scaling back current modernization plans," writes Kingston Reif.
Jul 17, 2014
A detailed summary of the basics and key issues surrounding ballistic missile defense.
Jun 12, 2014
The Russia-US deal to eliminate Damascus’ stockpile has achieved a great deal—far more than the alternative would have accomplished, writes Kingston Reif in his June Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Column.
May 21, 2014
Watch Kingston Reif participate in a debate at CSIS on U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
May 9, 2014
Expanding missile defense and tactical nuclear forces in Europe in response to Russian meddling in Ukraine would be ineffective at best, counterproductive at worst.
Apr 16, 2014
A summary of the FY 2015 budget request for nuclear and radiological security and nonproliferation programs.
Apr 3, 2014
How will Russia’s annexation of Crimea affect other countries’ efforts to become or remain nuclear powers, asks Kingston Reif in his March/April Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists column?
Mar 18, 2014
A summary of the FY 2015 budget request for nuclear weapons replacement and warhead life extension programs.
Mar 6, 2014
For the third year in a row the NNSA budget submission continues a disturbing trend of cutting funding for core nuclear and radiological material security programs, writes Kingston Reif.
Mar 3, 2014
It would be puzzling if the Pentagon shields nuclear weapons from the chopping block in its budget request, writes Kingston Reif.
Feb 27, 2014
He’s made progress on Iran, but the rest of the president's nuclear agenda has stalled, writes Kingston Reif in his February Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Column.
Feb 18, 2014
A summary of U.S. government spending on nuclear weapons replacement and warhead life extension programs in FY 2014.
Feb 11, 2014
In the wake of a new report by the Pentagon's in-house tester, spending even more money to expand the troubled Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is a fool’s errand, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
Jan 22, 2014
The recent nuclear deal with Iran allows it to enrich uranium, but puts it farther away from a weapon. So why do some argue that it undermines nonproliferation?
Dec 17, 2013
A summary and analysis of the final conference version of the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
Dec 11, 2013
"Since the end of the Cold War, the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile has dropped steadily - from about 22,000 warheads to roughly 5,000 today. But perhaps the best kept non-secret of U.S. nuclear policy is that most of these reductions haven’t been codified in treaties," write Kingston Reif & Usha Sahay.
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.
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