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Nuclear Strategic Stability & Arms Control in the 21st Century

By Christine Parthemore Last week the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) published a briefer by our colleague, Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE, titled “Improving Nuclear Strategic Stability Through a Responsibility-Based Approach: A Platform for 21st Century Arms Control.” Gower paints a daunting and accurate picture of nuclear affairs today, with a new arms racing … Continue reading Nuclear Strategic Stability & Arms Control in the 21st Century

A Smarter Path on Nuclear Modernization

By Andy Weber and Christine Parthemore In the new issue of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, we recommend a smarter modernization program for the U.S. nuclear weapon enterprise. While some worrisome trends in U.S. nuclear policy began while we served in government, the subsequent 2018 Nuclear Posture Review presented several sharp departures from long-held, … Continue reading A Smarter Path on Nuclear Modernization

The INF Treaty and Its Grander Implications

By Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber Last week, the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed by the Reagan and Gorbachev administrations in 1987 to ban ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. These dangerous weapons helped keep Cold War tensions … Continue reading The INF Treaty and Its Grander Implications