All Articles Written By 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.
Jun 2, 2014
A collection of quotes from U.S. military leaders and nuclear laboratory officials on the costs of nuclear weapons.
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.
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.
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