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NATO On Nuclear Weapons: Opportunities Missed and Next Steps Forward

By Daryl G. Kimball, Oliver Meier, and Paul Ingram At their May 20-21 summit in Chicago, NATO leaders missed an important opportunity to change the Alliance’s outdated nuclear policy and open the way to improving European security by the removal … Continue reading

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Summit Successes Over Seoul-ed?

By Benjamin Kagel and Kelsey Davenport A panel of four foreign policy experts weighed in on missed opportunities from the recent nuclear security summit, held March 26-27 in Seoul, South Korea. Speaking at the National Press Club last Friday, the … Continue reading

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Accelerating the Entry Into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, fifteen years after the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was opened for signature, more than 100 senior government officials will gather at the United Nations in New York for the seventh conference on “Facilitating Entry … Continue reading

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Russia Approves New START–Now What?

By Tom Z. Collina New START is reaching the finish line.  After three votes in Russia’s lower house of parliament, or Duma, Russia’s upper house, the Federation Council, gave unanimous final approval today.  The U.S. Senate approved New START on … Continue reading

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Missile Defense Cooperation Is Not Missile Defense Limitation

By Daryl G. Kimball The Washington Times is running a misleading story this morning that mischaracterizes the discussions between the United States and Russia on potential cooperation on missile defense, implying that these “secret” talks could “limit” missile defense, and … Continue reading

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Under Obama, U.S. Nuclear Alert Policy Still Stuck in the Cold War

By Daryl Kimball In a September 2008 Arms Control Today Presidential Q & A, then-candidate for president Barack Obama committed “to working with Russia and other nuclear-armed states to make deep cuts in global [nuclear weapons] stockpiles by the end … Continue reading

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Russia Blocks Iranian Nuclear Access

By Matt Sugrue Xinhua reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree banning Iranian investments in any “commercial activities involving uranium production or use of nuclear material and technology. The presidential decree states, Any investment by Iran, its citizens … Continue reading

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