• World powers and Iran will meet again in January in an effort to reach a comprehensive agreement that verifiably prevents an Iranian nuclear bomb.

    December 19, 2014 - By admin
  • With budget battles looming, members of Congress are looking for smart ways to reduce spending. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s approach stands out. “We’re holding far more nuclear weapons than are necessary, and the cost is undermining other national security priorities.

    December 9, 2014 - By admin
  • Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program will soon morph into technical discussions about levels of uranium enrichment, nuclear inspections protocol, and fuel swaps. As the negotiations proceed, policymakers – particularly in Washington – will grow increasingly nervous about the prospects for a nuclear deal.

    April 20, 2012 - By Joel Rubin
  • Newspapers today are abuzz with a new announcement from Iran claiming advances in its nuclear program. Against the backdrop of continued talk of military strikes, what does this announcement mean? President Joe Cirincione explains in two tweets. 

    February 15, 2012 - By admin
  • The following originally appeared as a post on The Atlantic Politics.

    October 13, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • News of the downed SEAL chopper in Afghanistan earlier this month overshadowed a historic positive development for the region. On Aug 12, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari announced the first reforms to the archaic Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). These laws, imposed by the British in the 1800s, govern the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and trump state jurisdiction. Although some say that the reforms don’t go far enough, the changes are likely to have positive consequences for crisis stability along the border region as citizens of the region gain greater access to political rights.

    August 31, 2011 - By Anonymous
  • The U.S. government spends $54 billion a year on nuclear weapons and related programs. Despite the deep fiscal crisis, these budgets are about to go up — to a whopping $700 billion over the next 10 years. It is not at all clear why.

    August 11, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione