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How did Trump learn to love 'the bomb'?

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

Cross-posted from Ambassador Loftus’ May 4, 2016 op-ed in the Cap Times.


In the film “Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” 704 more words

Foreign Policy

Free Omid Kokabee

For a brief moment on April 21, attention around the world shifted to 34-year-old Iranian physicist Omid Kokabee, who’s spent the past five years in prison for refusing to work on Iran’s military and nuclear research. 267 more words


It’s the Proliferation, Stupid

As the world prepares for a possible fifth nuclear weapons test by North Korea (and second since January), here’s something worth keeping in mind: The greatest threat we face from Kim Jong Un is probably not a suicidal attack against the United States or our allies in Northeast Asia with nuclear missiles. 1,331 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Plutonium Disposal Difficulties

Back in the 1990s, when the United States and Russia were both drawing down their numbers of nuclear weapons, Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin agreed, in a burst of mutual good will, to make 34 tons each of plutonium from those weapons unusable for that purpose. 1,175 more words


The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine: Supporting a Safer World for 20 Years

Posted by: Simon G. Limage, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs, U.S. Department of State

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Outside the United Nations building in New York stands a bronze sculpture of a man beating a sword into a ploughshare. 505 more words


China and the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Roncevert Ganan Almond

The Diplomat

On January 1, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delivered its report to the United Nations Security Council confirming that Iran had taken a series of nuclear-related actions and transparency measures pursuant to the… 253 more words


Nuclear Deal in Place, Iran Is Testing New Missiles and Doubling Down in Syria

During festivities this month marking the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, officials publicly displayed a mock-up of the country’s latest rocket, the Simorgh. Designed to launch a satellite into space, it bears a striking resemblance to the rocket North Korea just used for its own satellite launch, reinforcing concerns that Tehran is working with Pyongyang to develop advanced ballistic missiles capable of hitting Israel and parts of Europe. 1,866 more words

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