On January 29, 2017, Iran test-fired the Shahab, a medium-range ballistic missile that may be a violation of a United National Security Council (UNSC) resolution. Following confirmation of the ballistic missile test, during the daily White House press briefing, U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn said the White House was putting Iran “on notice” but […]
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As North Korea’s fifth nuclear test and other provocative activities show, time is not on our side.
By: Abigail Stowe-Thurston After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 20, Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Preparatory Commission, reported that Israeli ratification of the treaty is a matter of “when, rather than if.” Netanyahu has been quoted saying that Israeli ratification “depends on the regional context,” […]
Throughout the Republican presidential primary race, there has been no shortage of comments by the candidates on their views of the Pentagon budget. The topic has been highlighted in debates, press releases, and interviews, and it is not going away. Unfortunately, the candidates are being unrealistic, vague, or both, about their plans for the appropriate levels of defense spending.