Steven Pifer

  On the radar: Engage, not withdraw; Full compliance report; Russia in denial; LANL’s retribution firing; Obama’s budgets defying Obama’s goals; Air Force wishes deterrence could be cheaper; and Theodore Van Kirk, 1921-2014.   Read more »
Posted on July 31, 2014
  On the radar: U.S. sends the A-Team for bilateral talks; Prepping for June 16 talks; Verification is the key; INF still in U.S. interests; the Sanctions trap; Securing Y-12; $4 billion MOX boondoggle; and Japan forgets to account for 640 kg of plutonium.   Read more »
Posted on June 9, 2014
  On the radar: Arms control amid the U.S.-Russia downturn; Patraeus on after an Iran deal; Progress in Iran negotiations; Arak proposal; About Aboutalebi; Japan’s foreign minister on disarmament; Japan to produce new stockpiles of plutonium; DOE’s plans to secure nuclear materials; India, elections and force posture; and the NNSA’s sloppy record keeping.   Read more »
Posted on April 10, 2014
At an event hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, James M. Acton, Steven Pifer and Elbridge Colby discussed measures outside of formal treaties that could reduce nuclear risks between the U.S. and Russia. Read more »
Posted by Alyssa Demus on January 30, 2013
On the radar: Pincus asks the question; Abbasi posturing on 20 percent; 2nd term priorities; Reengaging on DPRK; Missile debris; British sub went down to Georgia; and Baneberry, 42 years later. Read more »
Posted on December 18, 2012
On the radar: After the reset; Senate passes NDAA; Iran dates; P5+1 in January; and Detecting nuclear blasts with radio telescopes. Read more »
Posted on December 5, 2012
On the radar: Obama on Nunn-Lugar; Significance of the speech; DPRK rocket trajectory; CTR’s budget payoff; NNSA exceeds dismantlement goal; Iran snags a drone; and Seasons greetings from the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Read more »
Posted on December 4, 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
  On the radar: Pifer and O’Hanlon on arms control; Avoiding a repeat of the Iraq debacle; Ohio-class replacement; D’Agostino and Albright on NIF; McNamara on abolishing nuclear weapons; CMRR reprogramming stalled; and Strengthening India-Pakistan trade.   Read more »
Posted on October 19, 2012