Nuclear Weapons

  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
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
The United States, along with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany (P5+1), are set to resume negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program on February 26 in Kazakhstan. Read more »
Posted by Rebecca Remy on February 7, 2013
With the real possibility of Syria’s use of chemical weapons and the security of their stockpiles in question, the comparison to a nuclear scenario is not hard to imagine. Read more »
Posted by Jessica Sleight on December 18, 2012
On Monday, December 3, I was honored to be part of a select audience for President Obama's first national security speech since his reelection. That night, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Rachel Maddow to talk about the President’s speech. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on December 5, 2012
  On the radar: High accuracy, low yield, huge budget; Shoddy science; Decisions for the 2nd term; “Armageddon on a Budget”; Nukes and the NDAA; Japan’s plutonium buildup; Israeli BMD; and Mousavian on a grand bargain.   Read more »
Posted on November 29, 2012