Putin

On October 17, Russia successfully launched a newly designed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with President Putin on hand to personally oversee the event. Read more »
Posted by Jeffrey Zhu on October 29, 2012
Nunn-Lugar, Putin, Russia
  On the radar: Obama’s nuclear record, budget generosity; Positions and context for a Romney administration; Russia goes for a heavy; Different rules for Asian arms race; Putin’s exercises; and Photos from the Y-12 break in.   Read more »
Posted on October 23, 2012
On the radar: A reckless move; Confidence building, after Nunn-Lugar; Haass says time to deal; U.S.-Israel exercise; Y-12 pulls an audible; Nuclear trafficking getting sophisticated; and Radiation effects, not that interesting for Oppenheimer. Read more »
Posted on October 18, 2012
On the radar: National Research Council report; IAEA intel significant but not new; 2010 reports show lax Y-12 security; Putin on Romney; Nuclear mullahs part duex; Majority of Americans oppose Iran strike; and a 10 gigaton nuclear bomb.   Read more »
Posted on September 12, 2012
On the radar: Draft nuclear platform; No breakthrough with IAEA talks; Putin boilerplate on arms control; Clinton vs. Bush on NMD; AQ Khan throws party; Iran glossary; and How missile tests helped create the internet.   Read more »
Posted on August 27, 2012
On the radar: Kahl and Waltz square off; Pickering on US-Russia Engagement; Iran looms large in Israeli politics; Radar into Qatar; Dropping “Precision” from PTSS; 8 Senators who want to spend more on nukes; U.S. schedules minesweeping exercise; and The five men who agreed to stand directly under a nuclear bomb.   Read more »
Posted on July 18, 2012
On the radar: Sustaining talks; Disguised tankers; Dealing with Putin on Iran; “How not to act” at MDA; Sagan on disarmament; Election might not mean flexibility; New leader for NRC; Dueling Irans; the Language of crisis; and That one time NORAD mistakenly announced WWIII.   Read more »
Posted on July 5, 2012
On the radar: North Korea ignoring China’s wishes; UNSC report on North Korea; Shifting strategies with Iran; SASC’s nuclear boondoggle; Oak Ridge, the early years; Questioning reciprocity; a Dollop of humanity; and How to fly a B-52.   Read more »
Posted on June 25, 2012
On the radar: Update from Iran talks; Learning from Kennedy on Iran options; Obama and Putin at G20; the Bomb to get a park; Ross on Moscow approach; Rial bad news; Building not scrubbing at Parchin; and Waltz sees silver lining in mushroom clouds.   Read more »
Posted on June 18, 2012
On the radar: Cut below New START; Scowcroft talks Iran policy; Midgetman returns; Nuclear and cyber parallels; Putin wants more bombers; Nuclear trade reform bill stalled; Iran nuclear deal helps human rights; and Semipalatinsk and its 450 nuclear tests.   Read more »
Posted on June 15, 2012