RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

November 13, 2018 | Opinion | Defense One

In the past, arms controllers and deterrence boosters compromised on deals that ultimately reduced nuclear dangers. No more. One consequence of the demise of political compromise on Capitol Hill is that existing treaties reducing nuclear arms are threatened with extinction. READ MORE

November 2, 2018 | Opinion | Defense One

From the strategic and diplomatic realms to the budgetary and tactical levels, Trump’s decision makes no sense. READ MORE

October 24, 2018 | Opinion | The Herald (Pakistan)

The Trump administration's diplomatic strategy toward South Asia, as enumerated in its December 2017 National Security Strategy, places a high priority in seeking “a Pakistan that is not engaged in destabilising behaviour and a stable and self-reliant Afghanistan”. READ MORE

Developments in relations between major powers and nuclear-armed states in tense regions render the future of arms control, nuclear confidence-building, and U.S. leadership in the global nonproliferation regime uncertain. READ MORE

June 29, 2018 | Opinion | The National Interest

After testing nuclear devices in 1998, Indian and Pakistani leaders genuinely believed — or stated for the record, while suspecting otherwise — that bringing bombs out of the basement would help make the region safer and more stable. READ MORE

We are pleased to announce the release of a special video series, “Retrospectives on India and Pakistan’s May 1998 Nuclear Tests,” to mark the 20th anniversary of the subcontinent’s overt nuclearization. READ MORE

May 26, 2018 | Opinion | Arms Control Wonk

Quote of the week: “People understood that when lives are given on their behalf they have received something precious. Ceremonies are a way to give something precious in return.” READ MORE

May 2, 2018 | Opinion | Arms Control Wonk

Quote of the week: “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” — Moshe Dayan READ MORE

April 24, 2018 | Opinion | Arms Control Wonk

Quote of the week: “Americans, being a moral people, want their foreign policy to reflect the values we espouse as a nation. But Americans, being a practical people, also want their foreign policy to be effective.” ― George P. Shultz READ MORE

April 19, 2018 | Opinion | Herald

Steve Coll’s new book picks up where he left off in Ghost Wars, published in 2004. Together, the two volumes are more than a 1,500-page thick opus on futility, confusion, misplaced hopes and serious errors. READ MORE

April 18, 2018 | Opinion | Arms Control Wonk

Quotes of the week: “You show me a Secretary of Defense who’s planning not to prevail [in a nuclear war] and I’ll show you a Secretary of Defense who ought to be impeached.” — Caspar Weinberger, New York Times, August 24, 1982 READ MORE

April 10, 2018 | Opinion | Arms Control Wonk

Quote of the week: “Escalation is inherent in war both because the desire to win and the need not to lose.” – V.R. Raghavan, “Limited War and Escalation Control,” Nonproliferation Review, 2001. READ MORE

March 29, 2018 | Opinion | The National Interest

Optimistic and pessimistic arguments about nuclear proliferation were conceptualized decades ago. The best place to find them is in Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz’s The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. READ MORE

March 23, 2018 | Opinion | Arms Control Wonk

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