Sidney Drell

  On the radar: Fuels, types, and repercussions; Date set for talks; Nukes in SOTU; Doomsday trains; Ahmadinejad’s last ditch; and Inter-city missile defenses.   Read more »
Posted on February 5, 2013
  On the radar: No weapon before 2015-2016; Big trouble in little everywhere; Hagel and the nuclear mainstream; Samore to Harvard; Space monkey; Drell awarded; and Google Maps in Pyongyang.   Read more »
Posted on January 29, 2013
Is it illogical to think of a world without nuclear weapons?  Must we accept the world as it is, with nuclear weapons, as many in the high priesthood of strategic policy insist?  That was a broad reaction to the effort to get rid of them that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev made at the Reykjavik Summit 26 years ago in what George Shultz has called “the highest stakes poker game ever played.”  And I still hear it frequently today. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 16, 2012
Ever since their remarkable op-ed "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons" hit the Wall Street Journal in 2007, the world has been fascinated by the continuing efforts of five former high-profile Cold Warriors to rid the world of nuclear weapons. A new book, The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and their Quest to Ban the Bomb, by former New York Times journalist Phil Taubman takes us behind the scenes of this remarkable group. Read more »
Posted by admin on February 21, 2012