All Articles Written By Kingston Reif
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.
Feb 15, 2013
Kingston Reif describes the options available and historical precedents for reducing the US nuclear arsenal without a formal treaty on Time's Battleland blog.
Feb 11, 2013
US nuclear weapons policy is at a critical crossroad. The administration is currently reviewing future deterrence requirements, which will ultimately revise existing presidential guidance regarding the targeting of nuclear weapons, appropriate force levels, and more.
Feb 11, 2013
Part of President Obama’s ambitious arms control agenda is a fissile material cutoff treaty (FMCT) that would ban the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons purposes. In this new factsheet, Kingston Reif and Madeleine Foley examine the purpose, background, politics, and challenges of the FMCT.
Feb 8, 2013
Kingston Reif explains why the United States should be realistic about what missile defense can and can't do in his February column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Jan 31, 2013
Kingston Reif explains how Senator Hagel would advance President's Obama's non-proliferation agenda as Secretary of Defense
Jan 15, 2013
Two common misconceptions about nuclear weapons continue to live on. Kingston Reif discusses why they shouldn't in his latest column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Dec 20, 2012
A detailed analysis and overview of the Conference version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Nov 29, 2012
Iron Dome has been effective in intercepting limited numbers of short-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, writes Kingston Reif in a blog post at The Daily Beast. But its success is not easily translatable to a larger engagement with Iran and/or Hezbollah—to say nothing about the qualitatively different obstacles posed by defending Europe or the U.S. homeland from nuclear-armed missiles.
Nov 16, 2012
A recent op-ed by Major General William Chambers overstates the benefits of nuclear weapons without taking into account their significant costs, writes Kingston Reif in AOL Defense.
Nov 14, 2012
Kingston Reif was the featured guest on an episode of Inside the Issues, a weekly podcast covering global governance issues hosted by by David Welch, Chair of Global Security at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Nov 13, 2012
Video of Kingston Reif's remarks at the Hudson Institute's event "Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Overcoming the Senate Impasse."
Oct 31, 2012
This Halloween falls just after the 50th anniversary of one of the most terrifying real-life horror stories of all time: The Cuban Missile Crisis, writes Kingston Reif in The Hill's Congress Blog.
Oct 31, 2012
Kingston Reif served on the Center for American Progress' Task Force for a Unified Security Budget, contributing research on nuclear material security and non-proliferation funding to a new report.
Oct 29, 2012
Video and text of Kingston Reif's remarks at the Centre for International Governance Innovation's (CIGI) signature lecture "Empathy or Death: Applying the Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 21st Century."
Oct 22, 2012
In his October column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Kingston Reif argues that Romney's statements and proposals to date on nuclear weapons policy reflect an obsolete Cold War mindset that would undermine US economic and national security.
Oct 10, 2012
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published "Beyond Treaties," a report on reducing nuclear risks that included a contribution from Kingston Reif, Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation. In the report, Reif proposed that the United States and Russia exchange information on their offensive forces as a confidence-building measure.
Sep 17, 2012
With the November presidential election rapidly approaching and Obama's first term drawing to a close, the time is ripe to assess the president's follow-through on the ambitious nuclear security agenda he laid out in Prague, writes Kingston Reif in his monthly column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Aug 31, 2012
Nuclear weapons reductions under the New START treaty are clearly in American security interests, and further cuts, ideally negotiated with Russia and eventually other nuclear powers, are squarely in the national interest, write John Isaacs and Kingston Reif in the Fall 2012 edition of VETERAN'S VISION.
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