Post Tagged with: "nuclear weapons"

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

The hostile posturing of the North Korean leadership is decipherable if located within the context of its symbiotic national security and economic development goals.

Extend the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

Extend the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

Failure of the world’s largest nuclear weapons states to continue bilateral nuclear cooperation will send an unnerving signal to the world community and increase the global risk of nuclear terrorism.

Israel-Iran Nuclear Crisis: A Diplomatic Opportunity

Israel-Iran Nuclear Crisis: A Diplomatic Opportunity

A nuclear-armed Iran could create a military catastrophe for the region, potentially demanding a militarized response from neighbors. However, it is not without opportunity for resolution.

Israel’s Bomb: Or, Finance as the Undoing of Foreign Policy

Israel’s Bomb: Or, Finance as the Undoing of Foreign Policy

Countries’ sovereign wealth funds often invest in companies that run counter to their foreign policy. We may never definitively know who is financing the Israeli bomb.

Sam Harris’ Liberal Masquerade

Sam Harris’ Liberal Masquerade

Harris’ politics represent radical authoritarianism and nativism masquerading as progressive liberalism, glossed by a veneer of academic respectability.

To Strike or Not to Strike: What is the Endgame in Iran?

To Strike or Not to Strike: What is the Endgame in Iran?

Amid all the debate over whether to attack Iran, the most important question to ask is whether this policy will keep Iran non-nuclear indefinitely?

Follow the Money: DPRK Style

Follow the Money: DPRK Style

After a stalemate of slightly over three years, diplomats are resuscitating the Six Party Talks, negotiations started in 2008 between the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Russia, and China in an effort to denuclearize North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and mitigate the brinkmanship of the Kim Jong Il regime.

Collateral Damages of Smart Sanctions on Iran

Collateral Damages of Smart Sanctions on Iran

The prospects for democracy, socio-economic development and conflict resolution will be suffering if the West continues to rely on punitive measures. Despite all frivolous claims, the diplomatic route has not been exhausted. Indeed, we are far from it. Since the core problem remains the “security dilemma” in the region, it would be wise for the West to call upon Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The 2009 Iranian Elections: A Nuclear Timebomb?

The 2009 Iranian Elections: A Nuclear Timebomb?

For Israel, Iran must never have the ability to build a nuclear bomb. This is an immovable reality, and when the dust settles after the contested Iranian election of 2009, it will remain the principal issue for the international community to address.

Nuclear breakthrough for the Indian navy?

Nuclear breakthrough for the Indian navy?

July 26 2009 saw a milestone reached by the Indian navy at Vishakapatnam, their eastern Command centre, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally launched India’s own domestically produced 6,000 ton nuclear powered submarine, INS Arihant. Has the moment arrived when the Indian navy achieves blue water status with a reliable nuclear deterrent?

John McCain Discovers Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament

On May 27, John McCain took what appeared to be a strong stand in favor of nuclear arms control and disarmament. He argued that “it is our responsibility to build” a world in which there are “far fewer” nuclear weapons “than there are today.” Therefore, he said, “the time has come to take further measures to reduce dramatically the number of nuclear weapons in the world’s arsenals.”

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