The United States and Russia have committed themselves to nuclear weapons cuts under the New START treaty, and both sides are considering their next move. A few recent articles make me think that some people in this country are getting a bit jumpy. The Washington Times reported:
Russia sees the planned U.S. missile defense [...]
New START is thankfully done with. Does the ratification process offer any lessons for future arms control efforts? Below are some of my thoughts, mostly on tactics and messaging. All opinions are obviously my own.
1- Republicans don’t want a world without nuclear weapons – Obama made the decision to frame his arms control [...]
One of the more frustrating arguments made against the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is that it doesn’t limit Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons arsenal. As I complained on Twitter earlier (@eauner), New START was never intended to address tactical nuclear weapons.
Strategic nuclear weapons and tactical nuclear weapons have very different political [...]
The tiresome New START ratification debate has put the Economist‘s editorial writers in an irritable mood.
The case against New START is a mixture of political opportunism, ignorance and perfectionism. Shamefully, some Republicans, disregarding the convention that you should not play politics with nuclear missiles, just can’t face giving Mr Obama a “win” before [...]