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Now this is very interesting: US concern about the future of Trident had first surfaced a few weeks earlier, before Brown’s speech to the UN, when British media carried unattributed political briefings which suggested the Labour government intended to defer crucial Trident replacement decisions. The nuclear-armed French, like the Americans, initially believed this news was […]


On November 21, 2010

This is news: North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist earlier this month a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with

My first column at World Politics Review argues that the United States should nudge the UK towards dumping the Trident replacement: Clearly, the United States cannot dictate British defense policy. Overt efforts to influence British decision-making might backfire, and in any case would seem inappropriate and heavy-handed. Nevertheless, the United States has an interest in […]
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