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Korea Options -- Bad, Worse and Unthinkable

Richard N. Holwill (Ecuador, 1988-1989; Counselor to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1990-1993)


When given a choice among bad options, you would normally look for the least worst. 778 more words

East Asia And Pacific

Confrontation and Cooperation from the West (1989, #2)

The first article in this series dealt with the peoples of Eastern Europe as the agents of change in 1989. Not all explanations for the collapse of Communism center on them, though. 1,410 more words


Will Ron Johnson learn to love the bomb or start worrying?

Thomas A. Loftus (Norway, 1993-1998)

Cross posted from Madison.com


Today in Oslo the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in getting the U.N. 564 more words

Foreign Policy

CFP: Nuclear Histories of Canada, Sept. 2018

Call for Paper Proposals – Nuclear Histories of Canada

We invite paper proposals on Canadian nuclear history, broadly conceived.

The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History… 106 more words


Albert Einstein, Donald Trump and North Korea

Thomas A. Loftus (U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1993-1997)

Cross posted from The Cap Times


Seventy years ago Albert Einstein, in an Atlantic Magazine article entitled “Atomic War or Peace,” changed American opinion on the use of nuclear weapons. 813 more words


We pay for Trump's gift to the hard-liners of Iran & America

Summary: Trump’s efforts to scuttle our arms control agreement with Iran is a gift to the far-right of both American and Iran. It is a blow to the interests of both Iran and America. 1,658 more words

Stratfor: Trump's art of wrecking the nuclear deal with Iran

Summary: Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was one of his major accomplishments, a defeat of the multi-generational propaganda barrage by America’s pro-war hawks. Now conservatives work to overturn it, as they have opposed all nuclear arms control treaties — deals that have helped prevent atomic war. 2,639 more words