The Nuclear Pivot: Change and Continuity in American Nuclear Policy
The current US government inherited a complex strategic landscape that included weak American commitment to arms control. Following a flurry of agreements and reviews, the Obama administration’s nuclear posture now pivots on its declared pledge to the permanent reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons. Taking on critics of the new policy, Joseph Cirincione and Alexandra Bell argue that, though there is a long way to go, this is the moment nuclear disarmament has been waiting for. [Read the full article]
This article appears in RUSI Journal, June/July 2010, Vol. 155, No. 3, pp. 34-40.