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March 07, 2013
Arms Race: 21st Century Style
Often times differences in national interest and capabilities result in countries trying to counter one another through dissimilar means.
Arms Race: 21st Century Style
5 Ways to Build a Stable U.S.-China Strategic Relationship
March 01, 2013
5 Ways to Build a Stable U.S.-China Strategic Relationship
Building a “win-win” strategic relationship is important to both nations. Here are 5 ways to do it.
5 Ways to Build a Stable U.S.-China Strategic Relationship
New Year, New Problem? Pakistan's Tactical Nukes
January 02, 2013
New Year, New Problem? Pakistan's Tactical Nukes
Pakistan is developing a new generation of smaller “tactical” nuclear weapons. The dangers and challenges such arms present are very real.
New Year, New Problem? Pakistan's Tactical Nukes
The Case for Continued Engagement with Iran
August 02, 2012
The Case for Continued Engagement with Iran
Negotiations between Iran and the West have not led to a deal, but engagement is still the most promising way to end the nuclear impasse.
The Case for Continued Engagement with Iran
Beyond Nuclear Denial
July 11, 2012
Beyond Nuclear Denial
How a world-ending weapon disappeared from our lives, but not our world, says William D. Hartung.
Beyond Nuclear Denial
Preventing Nuclear Disaster
April 03, 2012
Preventing Nuclear Disaster
The IAEA has confirmed almost two dozen incidents of theft or loss of fissile materials. Last week’s nuclear, though, ended with no agreement on enforcement to stop terrorists acquiring them.
Preventing Nuclear Disaster
March 26, 2012
How to Stop Kim’s "Satellite" Test
North Korea’s promise to launch a satellite has prompted international condemnation. But the U.S. and others have options available to stop it.
How to Stop Kim’s "Satellite" Test
India Eyes Privileged Partner Poll
December 05, 2011
India Eyes Privileged Partner Poll
India will have been paying close attention to parliamentary elections in Russia. The two countries have plenty of shared defense, strategic and nuclear interests.
India Eyes Privileged Partner Poll
Why No One Wants an Iran Deal
December 03, 2011
Why No One Wants an Iran Deal
The U.S., China, Russia and Israel all have reasons for not wanting to negotiate a settlement to the Iran nuclear crisis. So does Tehran.
Why No One Wants an Iran Deal
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
November 10, 2011
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
The latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program has strengthened the hand of those calling for tougher action. But the U.S. should open the diplomacy door wider.
Memo to Iran: Obama Won’t Let It Go
China's Underground Great Wall
October 29, 2011
China's Underground Great Wall
Some analysts suggest China’s vast network of underground tunnels is evidence it is undertaking a massive build-up of its nuclear arsenal. Actually, China has reason to worry about the US.
China's Underground Great Wall
October 12, 2011
Did Iran Really Plan a US Hit Job?
The US has accused Iran of planning to detonate an explosive device to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador. The Diplomat asks Iran analyst Michael Rubin for his take.
Did Iran Really Plan a US Hit Job?
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
October 02, 2011
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
There are some encouraging signs Iran may be willing to compromise over its nuclear programme. But is the Obama administration willing to listen?
Is Iran Ready to Compromise?
South Asia’s Nuclear Arms Racing
October 01, 2011
South Asia’s Nuclear Arms Racing
As long as Pakistan feels threatened by India’s superior conventional forces it will likely continue its nuclear build-up. What can the West do?
South Asia’s Nuclear Arms Racing
August 24, 2011
Pakistan’s Nuclear-Capable Missile
Pakistan’s unveiling of the nuclear-capable Nasr missile has prompted intense debate in India about what this means for the country’s defence.
Pakistan’s Nuclear-Capable Missile
America’s Dangerous Battle Plan
August 17, 2011
America’s Dangerous Battle Plan
The AirSea Battle concept for countering China’s military rise is expensive and unhelpful. And could even spark a nuclear conflict.
America’s Dangerous Battle Plan
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