Joseph Cirincione

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Washington, D.C.

Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He is also the host of Press The Button, a weekly podcast from Ploughshares Fund dedicated to nuclear policy and national security. A new episode is available every Tuesday.

Cirincione is the author of the books Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats. He has worked on nuclear weapons policy in Washington for over 35 years and is considered one of the top experts in the field. He served previously as vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress, director for non-proliferation at Carnegie Endowment, and senior associate at Stimson. He worked for nine years as professional staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He also teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service.

Cirincione is an MSNBC nuclear security expert and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, Kyodo News, Moscow Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Daily Beast, and Huffington Post.

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Last week's election threw everything up in the air, including President Obama's national security strategy, right?  Well, no.

November 9, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) delivered a powerful endorsement of the New START treaty while mocking those who try to pump up their manhood with nuclear weapons.

November 2, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

Barack Obama needs to get real about actual cuts in America's still-enormous stockpile of nuclear weapons -- or his nuclear legacy won't even match that of Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush.

October 12, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

October 1st marks 18 years since the U.S. Senate approved President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START.

September 29, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

Hillary Clinton did not pull her punches at the podium last week. "Our national security is at risk," she said last Wednesday.

August 16, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to the podium with one message: “Our national security is at risk.” The Senate, she said, cannot afford to delay on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (Ne

August 11, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

After setting September 15 as the date for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on the New START nuclear reductions agreement with Russia, Chairman John Kerry wrote in a letter to his colleague

August 10, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

After setting September 15 as the date for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on the New START nuclear reductions agreement with Russia, Chairman John Kerry wrote in a letter to his colleagues.

August 6, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

Partisan politics claimed a new victim yesterday when GOP lawmakers forced the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to delay a critical national security vote until September.

August 3, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione

Nine of the ten former and current commanders of America's nuclear forces have now told the Senate that it is time to approve a new arms pact with Russia. Will the Senators listen to our top military leaders?

July 29, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione