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Trump just announced that the United States will be exiting the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which Reagan and Gorbachev signed in 1987. The treaty was a key inflection point in the process that ended the Cold War, so it seems almost fitting that an administration captured by interwar conservative foreign-policy thinking would give it […]

Arms Racing

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On March 7, 2013

Over at the Diplomat I have some thoughts on modern arms races: The traditional logic of the arms race is bound up in the security dilemma; what makes one state more secure makes its adversaries less

Heritage Lost… This Time

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In Robert Farley
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On December 23, 2010
While I would like to believe the argument made here by Max Bergman, I’m afraid I’m a good deal less optimistic regarding the influence of Heritage: The hard right Heritage Foundation, one of the pillars of the conservative movement, made defeating START one of its top institutional priorities. Yet 13 Republican Senators ended up bucking […]

From the Mouths…

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In Robert Farley
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On November 17, 2010
Michael Goldfarb(!) asks a halfway useful question: Assuming time is a scarce resource in the lame duck (and it is), and assuming the votes might be there for START (and they aren’t)…..would liberals rather have a fight over DADT or START? As you would suspect, this question is loaded; there’s not necessarily a conflict between […]

Nuclear Warhead Life Extension Actually Works

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On November 23, 2009
Last week, the JASON study on the viability of service life extension for the US nuclear arsenal appeared in several places. The conclusions were reassuring; there is no reason to believe that the US nuclear arsenal will degrade in the next several decades, assuming basic maintenance and life-extension procedures are carried out. This means that […]
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