Foreign Policy

We've doubled down on a defense that doesn't work against missiles that don't exist. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on March 21, 2013
I just returned from a week in Beijing. What a change. Scores of modern skyscrapers with international brand names and products emblazoned atop have sprung up where none existed as little as five years ago. Shining shopping malls are filled with the latest fashions and products.  Streets are choked with thousands of cars and buses where packs of bicycles and motorcycles once ruled. Read more »
Posted by Philip Yun on November 14, 2012
For a sense of what's at stake for nuclear policy in this year's election, consider this: The U.S. government is on track to spend $640 billion over the next 10 years on nuclear weapons and related programs -- more than the military's budget for an entire year. The next president will make key policy decisions early in his term that will have an impact on these budgets and global security more broadly. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on November 6, 2012
  On the radar: Talk of talks with Iran; Candidates’ opportunity on arms control; Tell me how this ends; Russia tests triad; Ohio by way of Virginia; Toward a modern US nuclear posture; Lessons on Iran from 50 years ago; Russia sells missiles to India; and Palomares still not cleaned up.   Read more »
Posted on October 22, 2012
Say what you will about North Korea. It’s “backwards,” impoverished, isolated, led by an enigmatic, secretive leader, or even that it is “the land of no smiles” whose people live a life on the edge of survival. To varying degrees, these negative descriptions are true. It’s hard to escape the stark reality that a nation of some 23 million people with reasonably rich mineral and agricultural resources produces less than one-tenth than the state of Pennsylvania – roughly the same size but with half the population. Read more »
Posted by Paul Carroll on September 27, 2012
Foreign Policy magazine named Ploughshares Fund grantee Heather Hurlburt one of the top 50 most powerful Democrats on foreign policy September 3. Heather is the executive director of the National Security Network (NSN). Read more »
Posted by Rebecca Remy on September 6, 2012
Foreign policy has been the hot topic on the campaign trail recently, with President Obama and Governor Romney making several public appearances – and trading jabs – in an attempt to build support leading up to the November election. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on July 26, 2012
Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is a tough, seasoned conservative who could be brutal when fighting for his positions.  When it came to national security issues, however, Senator Lugar always put the national interest above partisan politics. On May 8, he lost the Indiana Republican primary election. Read more »
Posted by admin on May 9, 2012
The collapse of the Gaddafi regime firmly establishes the benefits of Obama's national security strategy over the failed war policies that preceded him -- and are still promoted by his critics. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on August 24, 2011