Ira Straus

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Reversing Proliferation

For the first time since Hiroshima, we have the objective conditions for halting and reversing WMD proliferation. All we need is for the great powers to cooperate.

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Positive-Sum Relations with Russia in Central Asia

Are America and Russia adding up positive sums or punching it out along zero sum lines in Central Asia?An example: after some dramatic haggling, in which it seemed like Russian border guards were about to leave Tajikistan, it was decided on June 4 th

Non-Proliferation after Iraq

Why were the non-proliferation standards set too low before the war in Iraq? Why had WMD-interested states been able to trick their way through the inspections game? Why can the standards be raised now? Why was a war needed to raise the standards?Low