Four debates and one Frankenstorm later, it’s the final countdown: Election Day is a day away. In less than 48 hours, we’ll (hopefully!) know who the next President will be. Throughout the campaign season, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation has examined the candidates’ positions on various issues related to arms control and national security, and tried to make sense of what those positions might mean for a 2nd Obama term or a 1st Romney term. Before you head out to vote – or even if you’ve voted already! – take a look at our analysis on how the candidates stack up on national security:
- NUCLEAR WEAPONS: How has President Obama’s record on arms control and disarmament compared to his promises? And how do Mitt Romney’s positions on nuclear weapons compare? Kingston Reif analyzes Obama’s record here and Romney’s stances here.
- IRAN: How will the election outcome affect prospects for a solution to the impasse between Iran and the West? I took a look at the candidates’ positions.
- DEFENSE BUDGET: The defense budget has been a key issue on the campaign trail, since it plays into the broader themes of economic recovery and the deficit crisis. In August, Laicie Olson examined Paul Ryan’s defense budget, which you can read here.
- LOOKING AHEAD: There are more where these came from – that is, more national security issues to grapple with. Here’s Center Chairman General Robert Gard on The Next Administration’s Top Five Foreign Policy Challenges. And for a more comprehensive list, the Center has published a list of fifteen issues that the next President will need to address.