Author Archives: Rob Golan-Vilella

North Korea’s Presidency Is Not the CD’s Real Tragedy

By Rob Golan-Vilella Two weeks ago, some eyebrows were raised when North Korea assumed the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). Observers mocked the idea that North Korea—an international pariah state that in the past decade has withdrawn … Continue reading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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The State of the Union and Nuclear Policy

By Rob Golan-Vilella Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. As expected, the speech focused heavily on domestic and economic policy. With unemployment still over 9% and the … Continue reading

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U.S.-China Cooperation Demonstrates Need for Congress to Fully Fund Nuclear Security

By Rob Golan-Vilella As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, the United States and China have reached an agreement that will improve nuclear security in China. The NNSA announced yesterday that the two nations have signed a memorandum … Continue reading

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Momentum for New Support Grows: Arguments of Anti-Arms Control Crowd Rejected (Again)

By Daryl G. Kimball Over the past 24 hours, a number of Republican Senators have added their voice in support for ratification of New START, reinforcing that it is a common sense, mainstream step forward that transcends the traditional partisan … Continue reading

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New START Floor Debate: ACA Rebuttal to Kyl’s 14 Points

By Tom Z. Collina and Daryl G. Kimball On Thursday, Dec. 16, Minority Whip Jon Kyl made 14 points on the Senate floor against ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).  None of Sen. Kyl’s concerns are … Continue reading

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New START and Dr. Rice’s “Caveats”

By Rob Golan-Vilella This morning, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined the growing chorus of voices calling for the New START treaty to be ratified. Dr. Rice is the sixth Republican former Secretary … Continue reading

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