May 17, 2013
Kingston Reif & Miles Pomper discuss the need for Congress to act on anti-nuclear terrorism legislation
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 7, 2013
"Small steps have the power to diffuse the dangerously tense stalemate that has become the norm between Tehran and Washington. Now is the time to recognize and respond to this moment of opportunity or risk wasting a chance to stop an Iranian nuclear weapon and avoid another large-scale war in the Middle East," writes Laicie Heeley in The Fletcher Forum.
Mar 28, 2013
"This meant the future of U.S. missile defense development would rest with conventional, non-nuclear systems. Fighting nukes with more nukes was no longer in the cards," writes Philip Coyle.
Mar 21, 2013
"This all-star team is in the right place at the right time, because U.S. national security strategy is at a critical crossroads. With one war over, another one winding down and a budget crisis forcing the Pentagon to reshape itself, the time is ripe to bring our defense policy in line with fiscal and strategic realities," write Lt. General Robert Gard & Terry Lierman for Politico.
Mar 12, 2013
"Seoul hasn’t seriously considered nuclear weapons since the 1970s Park Chung-hee military rule," write Kim for her piece in The New York Times.
Mar 7, 2013
"Rather than prolonging the quagmire in Afghanistan, Obama should take this opportunity to finally to honor his commitment to bring our troops home," write John Isaacs and Usha Sahay in The Gilmer Mirror.
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 14, 2013
"We are paying a painfully high cost to keep more troops in Afghanistan for longer – with few, if any, benefits. The president’s announcement is a step in the right direction, but he needs to do much more to fulfill his promise to end a war that’s gone on for far too long", write John Isaacs and Usha Sahay in The Hill.
Feb 13, 2013
"The last two plutonium tests are in line with a defensive nuclear capability that also extracts concessions in six party negotiations. Now, Pyongyang is exhibiting signs of a more offensive strategy," writes Kim for Kansas City Star & other McClatchy-Tribune syndicated outlets.
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.
Feb 6, 2013
The strategic way to cut defense spending is not by cutting across the board, but by focusing on specific wasteful and unnecessary weapons systems. Nuclear weapons programs should be at the top of this list. With the Cold War far behind us, and an era of difficult budgetary choices ahead, we must ask whether we want to continue bearing the costs of an expensive nuclear arsenal that is a relic of a bygone era and doesn't help to keep us safe.
Jan 31, 2013
Kingston Reif explains how Senator Hagel would advance President's Obama's non-proliferation agenda as Secretary of Defense
Jan 16, 2013
Congress simply postponed its tough decisions on federal spending until March, writes Laicie Heeley in the San Antonio Express.
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.
Jan 10, 2013
To resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran, it will be important for Congress to work with the Obama administration on crafting a diplomatic solution, write Laicie Heeley and Usha Sahay in the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Jan 9, 2013
As debates about the U.S. use of drones abroad continue, Americans can now own their very own toy drones, complete with miniature hi-def camera and "black box."
Dec 12, 2012
Too often, the Pentagon spending debate is ensnared in the outmoded ideology of past wars and driven by legions of lobbyists for parochial interests in the military-industrial complex.
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