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View Resource Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century

Therese Delpech was known for her work on international relations and her service at the French Atomic Energy Commission and as an adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross. She passed away in January 2012, and the RAND Corporation recently published her last work, which is available on this site. This 196-page work calls for "a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of...
View Resource Promises, Promises: Recent Developments in Nuclear Nonproliferation Talks

This week's In the News focuses on developments over the weekend in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty negotiations at the United Nations. On Monday, the five nuclear powers that signed the previous version of the treaty released a statement pledging themselves to an "unequivocal commitment to the ultimate goals of a complete elimination of nuclear weapons." The language was stronger than...
View Resource The Secret History of the ABM Treaty, 1969-1972

Last week, George Washington University's National Security Archive (NSA) posted this briefing book on the ABM treaty in anticipation of this week's talks between Putin and Bush, which covered, among other topics, missile defense issues. The 42 newly declassified documents posted here "reveal the previously secret inside story of the ABM negotiations, explaining why the U.S. and the USSR agreed...
View Resource Toward True Security: A US Nuclear Posture for the Next Decade

Recently released by the Federation of American Scientists, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Union of Concerned Scientists, this report proposes a new nuclear weapons policy for the United States. The authors argue that the current force structure and doctrine are obsolete and actually endanger, rather than increase, America's security and that of the rest of the world. The report analyzes...