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    Nothing New in NYT's Nuke Modernization Spin

    The headline of Peter Baker’s New York Times article “Obama Expands Modernization of Nuclear Arsenal” could not be more misleading. The article touts the release of a presidential report to Congress outlining the President’s plan to spend $80 billion. What the article does not tell you is that in all … More

    START the Senate Treaty Analysis

    The White House plans to submit the April 8, 2010, the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms Treaty (New START) between the Russian Federation and the United States of America to the Senate for ratification today. The Senate should focus less on the text of … More

    Brazil’s Lula Runs Interference for Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

    Brazil’s President Ignacio Lula da Silva will visit Tehran on May 15. International attention will focus on the visit because Iran has said it agrees “in principle” with working through Brazil and Turkey to broker a nuclear fuels exchange deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Despite this diplomatic … More

    Saturday Night Live II

    The funniest thing on television is not Betty White on Saturday Night Live. It’s the Iranian President.  “Live from Tehran. It’s Nuclear Summit Too!” That’s how Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should have opened his own 60 country nuclear summit last month. Ahmadinejad’s two-day forum convened the week after President Obama’s … More

    The Real Reason Obama Revealed Nuke Numbers

    It is on the basis of unconvincing justifications that the Obama Administration on May 3rd de-classified and released to the public a comprehensive listing of the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. stockpile. The newly released data covers the period from fiscal 1962 through 2009 and shows that as … More

    National Security from 'Saturday Night Live'

    “Live from Tehran. It’s Nuclear Summit Too!” That’s how Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should have opened his “nuclear” summit with representatives from 60 countries. Ahmadinejad’s two-day forum convened the week after President Obama’s star-studded nuclear security summit in Washington. The Iranian kicked off his summit with a monologue laced with … More

    Iran’s Diplomatic Rope-a-Dope Strategy

    After rebuffing the Obama Administration’s effort at diplomatic engagement for more than a year, Iran suddenly has seen the advantages of launching its own diplomatic counteroffensive to stave off impending U.N. sanctions. The Washington Post reported that Iran’s regime soon will dispatch diplomatic emissaries to every member of the U.N. … More

    Nobel Peace Prize for Ahmadinejad?

    The popular appeal of nuclear weapon free world rhetoric has not been lost on Tehran. This is an insight the Iranian regime shares with Obama administration, which has made nuclear arms reduction arguably its top foreign policy objective. Not to be outdone by the Nuclear Summit here in Washington, the … More

    Senators Should Listen Up to John Bolton's START Smarts

    Ambassador John Bolton’s encyclopedic knowledge of the history of arms control deserves the respect of all senators, who in all likelihood will be asked to consider granting consent to the ratification of the NEW START arms control agreement with Russia later this year. By paying close attention to the details … More

    Crashing Obama's Nuclear Wedding

    Raising concerns about a new nuclear arms treaty is considered declasse. It’s about as welcome as a wedding crasher who questions the groom’s choice of a bride. Like weddings, nuclear treaties are supposedly joyous occasions. Posing questions is treated as an affront to the very nobility of the enterprise (although … More