CHINA IS NOT THE NEW SOVIET UNION China has become the new Soviet Union strawman for advocates of bigger military budgets. But there’s one big difference between China and the former Soviet Union: while the Soviet military and nuclear arsenal were a fair match for the United States, China’s simply aren’t. By many measures, it’s […]
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NEW START AGREEMENT EXTENDED THROUGH 2026 On February 3, the United States and Russia extended New START (New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) for five years. This extension limits the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals for another five years, encouraging transparency and verification measures. As Executive Director John Tierney told Newsweek, “Every day that New START is in force […]
THE PRESIDENT, INAUGURATION AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS As we count down the hours until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20, just two weeks after an insurrectionist siege on the Capitol, more people than ever before have been paying attention to the president’s nuclear authority and the fact that a man deemed too dangerous for social […]
WORKING WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN So far, we at the Center are optimistic about the selection of many of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks whose focuses overlap with ours, including Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken, Climate Change Envoy appointee John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Director of National Intelligence […]
WHAT A BIDEN WIN MEANS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND NUCLEAR ISSUES Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell writes on behalf of the Center’s affiliated political organization, Council for a Livable World, that there are four steps President-elect Joe Biden must take to reset the nuclear agenda: address the immediate crises with Russia, Iran and North Korea; build a […]