Nuclear Weapons

On the radar: No need for new nukes; Boomers breaking the bank; Nobel Laureates on nukes; Geneva update; Russia’s plan for Crimea; Breaking the breakout myth; Obama’s nuclear legacy; and Cold War nuclear drones. Read more »
Posted on December 16, 2014
With budget battles looming, members of Congress are looking for smart ways to reduce spending. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s approach stands out. “We’re holding far more nuclear weapons than are necessary, and the cost is undermining other national security priorities. Read more »
Posted by admin on December 9, 2014
Nuclear weapons have been around for almost 70 years. In that time, nuclear weapons have become just a synonym for “the ultimate weapon;” Hollywood’s trump card in case of dangerous terrorists, deranged dictators or alien attack. Read more »
Posted by Margaret Swink on July 22, 2014
It started with one explosion in 1945. An explosion unlike any the world had ever seen. The first nuclear weapon, detonated by the United States, launched an era of nuclear proliferation that persists to this day. With the end of the Cold War, nuclear weapons are increasingly irrelevant, but the threat they represent is still very real. The tide of proliferation has ebbed. Now we have the chance to roll it back to end the threat of nuclear weapons forever. Read more »
Posted by Peter Fedewa on July 1, 2014
As negotiations with Iran continue into the summer, what better way to stay involved than cracking open a book on the beach? To help you parse the ongoing news around negotiations, we have updated our summer reading list with a variety of topics ranging from history to a deeper look at some of the countries at the center of nuclear tensions. Read more »
Posted by Eric Sutphin on June 20, 2014
  Ukraine, Russia and the Legacy of Nuclear Weapons On the radar: Would nuclear weapons in Ukraine have stopped Russia; MOX plant goes into cold storage; Russian nuclear forces review; Iran cuts enriched uranium; and Castle Bravo and the CTBT.   Read more »
Posted on March 4, 2014
  On the radar: The state of global nuclear security; The most dangerous country; Hagel on triad, costs; Nuke budget doesn’t match strategy; Negotiations with Iran continue; Iran's centrifuges; Dooming diplomacy; Hagel’s rare visit; and U.S. and Taiwan sign nuclear trade accord.   Read more »
Posted on January 9, 2014
There are times when a party is more than just a party. When you have important speakers mingling with policymakers and DC influentials, a party can be a terrific way to encourage decisionmakers to pay attention to an issue that hasn't been getting enough attention. And if you're lucky, a party can often be the right way to move the needle forward.  Read more »
Posted by Margaret Swink on October 31, 2013
  On the radar: Offloading nuclear budget pressure; Test Iran’s seriousness in Vienna; Ignatius talks with Rouhani; Can Rouhani and Obama deliver; and NNSA really wants UPF, all $6-$11 billion of it.   Read more »
Posted on September 26, 2013
On Thursday, Rachel Maddow asked me if President Obama was going to fulfill the visionary agenda he laid out four years ago in Prague. I paused. What should I say? I support this agenda to move us step by step towards what Obama termed "the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons." But progress has been slow. I took a deep breath and answered the only way I could: honestly. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on April 5, 2013