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Friday’s Missile Defense Test: What Will It Mean?

By Tom Z. Collina In its own multi-million dollar display of fireworks, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will conduct an intercept test of the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system on Friday, July 5. This will be the first test of … Continue reading

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Worldwide Threat Assessment (2013)

By Greg Thielmann The “Worldwide Threat Assessment,” which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper presented to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12, contains some closely-watched language on evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation threats. Although this year’s edition … Continue reading

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Senator Lugar Honored for National Security Work

By Kelsey Davenport The American Security Project (ASP) honored Senator Richard Lugar (R–Ind.) on Wednesday for his extensive contributions to national security as the first recipient of an ASP award for leadership in national security. ASP will annually present “the … Continue reading

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Is All Hope LOST for the Law of the Sea Treaty?

By Lauren Weiss Despite the United States’ vital role in crafting the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in the 1970s and amending it in 1994, the treaty has never come to a vote in the Senate. … Continue reading

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About Time: Bill to Enhance Nuclear Security Moves through House

By Benjamin Kagel Legislation necessary to ratify two international treaties that improve nuclear security and strengthen measures to prevent nuclear terrorism finally passed the House of Representatives on June 28 after multiple failed attempts to bring U.S. federal code in … 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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Rep. Turner, Sen. Kyl Try to Rewrite Terms of New START Resolution of Ratification

By Rob Golan-Vilella and Daryl G. Kimball Last December, the Senate approved the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by a vote of 71-26. In the context of the treaty’s consideration, a number of Senators expressed their support for … Continue reading

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Next Week: Grading the Obama Administration’s Conventional Arms Control Record

By Jeff Abramson With news out of Egypt that U.S. manufactured goods are being used to suppress protests, an administration overhauling its export control system, and notifications to Congress in 2010 of record-breaking potential arms sales (including more than $60 … Continue reading

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Provide for the Common Defense: Bolton and Yoo Attack New START

By Matt Sugrue There are certain openings that let you know that you’re in for an experience: the first five minutes of the first Lord of the Rings film, Eli “Paperboy” Reed’s soul scream at the start of the song … Continue reading

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China and New START

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue and Scoville Fellow Rob Golan-Vilella In an op-ed for the New York Post, Heritage Foundation analyst Peter Brookes warns against New START on the grounds that treaty reductions may increase the strategic threat from China’s … Continue reading

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