arms control

  On the radar: Strategy and optics; Expensive risks; Who might they deter; IAEA and Iran making progress; Iran and oil companies consider a deal; Questioning the need for new plutonium pits; Shaking up the nuclear field; Radiation hunters; and the Need for nuclear restraint in Asia.   Read more »
Posted on August 26, 2014
  On the radar: Arms control amid the U.S.-Russia downturn; Patraeus on after an Iran deal; Progress in Iran negotiations; Arak proposal; About Aboutalebi; Japan’s foreign minister on disarmament; Japan to produce new stockpiles of plutonium; DOE’s plans to secure nuclear materials; India, elections and force posture; and the NNSA’s sloppy record keeping.   Read more »
Posted on April 10, 2014
  On the radar: Sticking to the deal; Israel and the CTBT; NATO and prospects for arms control; Non-nuclear Ukraine; Obama’s Nowruz message to Iran; Japan and North Korea agree to talks; and Nuclear waste takes a trip to Texas.   Read more »
Posted on March 21, 2014
  On the radar: SANE Act and REIN-IN; Maddow on the arsenal; Senate letter on Iran; Iran cuts stockpile of uranium; North Korea missile launches; Uncertain nuclear waste plan; Castle Bravo after 60; and the Nuclear Genie.   Read more »
Posted on March 3, 2014
  On the radar: Spurious claims vs. valid concerns; Compromise for comprehensive deal; Effects of stress and fear on Air Force culture; Trident tempo; and North Korea’s missile advancements.   Read more »
Posted on January 31, 2014
  On the radar: Memo to the President; Three options for reductions; Congress going non-binding; P5+1 to NYC; Dumbing down nuclear tests; Japanese plutonium agreement; and Remembering Megatons to Megawatts.   Read more »
Posted on January 28, 2014
  On the radar: Modernizing vs reducing; New sanctions push; OPCW awarded nobel; Choose your own enrichment deal; Iran’s missiles; and Ash Carter stepping down.   Read more »
Posted on October 11, 2013
On the radar: After the reset; Senate passes NDAA; Iran dates; P5+1 in January; and Detecting nuclear blasts with radio telescopes. Read more »
Posted on December 5, 2012
President Obama’s administration portrayed the 2010 nuclear arms reduction treaty—which provides modest cuts to US and Russian strategic arsenals—as a  means to “prime the pump” to achieve deeper and more comprehensive cuts down the road. But after enduring a grueling fight with Senate Republicans to ratify the treaty, the administration decided to table new talks with Russia until after the 2012 presidential elections, when the new political environment would make an agreement easier to achieve. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 20, 2012
  On the radar: Dealing with Iran; Reductions with Russia; NIF minus the “I”; slight SM-3 delay; Jin-class 2 years from deploying warheads; and Flying through a mushroom cloud.   Read more »
Posted on November 8, 2012