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    How the New START Treaty Has Strengthened Putin—and Hurt America

    Four years ago today, U.S. and Russia signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). An examination of the past four years reveals that critics’ early assessments of the flawed treaty have proven frighteningly accurate: Putin gets his way with little to no cost to himself, while the U.S. pays … More

    Q&A With Foundry Contributor Israel Ortega, NBC 'Meet the Press' Guest

    The Foundry’s Israel Ortega will make his debut on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this Sunday. Ortega will join the show’s roundtable to discuss and debate breaking news on Ukraine, the missing Malaysian plane, 2014 midterm elections, 2016 prospects and the Keystone XL pipeline. NBC’s David Gregory will host the show … More

    Majority of Americans Support Sanctions on Russia

    A solid majority of Republicans and Democrats agree that imposing sanctions on Russia is a good idea, according to a recent Washington Post poll. Among the findings: “in an unheard of alignment of the far left and far right, 68 percent of liberal Democrats support sanctions, as do 69 percent … More

    Putin Is Right About Withdrawal from the New START Treaty

    According to Representative Trent Franks (R–AZ) and Representative Doug Lamborn (R–CO), Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential withdrawal from New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) would serve America’s strategic interests more than the Obama Administration’s attempts to “reset” the United States’ relationship with Moscow. Putin’s mobilization of Russian troops into … More

    Why Ignoring Russian Arms Cheating Leaves the United States Vulnerable

    The Obama Administration appears to be ignoring Russian violations of arms control agreements in favor of securing future agreements, which will eventually leave the United States vulnerable to Russia’s growing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capabilities. In a recent article, Mark Schneider of the National Institute for Public Policy points out … More

    Iran, North Korea Pose Greater Nuclear Threat Than Russia

    Iran’s nuclear energy chief, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, declared Friday that the country will continue uranium enrichment for energy, though most outsiders suspect it will be used for nuclear weapons. Even more troubling, this news comes directly after President Obama’s declaration in Germany that he wants further reductions in the U.S. nuclear … More

    Letting Down America’s Guard with Obama’s “Nuclear Zero” Initiative

    Senators Bob Corker (R–TN) and James Inhofe (R–OK) recently published an op-ed outlining dangerous fallacies of President Obama’s disarmament policies, which the Senators claim will do nothing to make the world a safer place. Rather, America will weaken itself and give North Korea and Iran more incentive to improve their … More

    New START: Same Baseless Arguments

    The New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (New START) has not advanced U.S. national interests since it entered into force. Yet, for the treaty’s proponents, no amount of evidence is enough to recognize treaty’s flaws. In a recent op-ed, Terri Lodge of the American Security Project assumes that U.S. military planners … More

    New START: Been There, Threatened That

    Yet again, the Russians are working to strengthen their position prior to NATO’s Chicago summit coming up in May. Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Security and Disarmament Department at the Foreign Ministry, stated that Russia’s withdrawal from the New Strategic Reductions Treaty (New START) “cannot be excluded.” Moscow primarily objects … More

    Cutting the Nuclear Arsenal Even Further

    Representative Edward Markey (D–MA) has grave misconceptions regarding contributions that nuclear weapons make to the U.S. and allied national security. On Wednesday, he introduced a bill that would cut $100 billion in nuclear weapons programs. This bill is co-sponsored by 34 other Representatives. Not only would such cuts be disastrous … More