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Russia Goes Ballistic

Russia will surpass U.S. nuclear capabilities within two decades if trends continue. America’s strategic force is a cold-war relic, and while Washington’s weapons break down, Moscow is making bombers and missiles that are newer and deadlier.

The Road to Recovery

A New Year's resolution is in store for U.S. foreign policy.

Breaking More Naan with Delhi

The U.S.-India relationship has remained uncannily consistent. How to move ahead on this positive track.

Churchill, Not Quite

With America facing grave threats, the Bush Administration has failed to demonstrate a willingness to establish a hierarchy of priorities.

In Brief: Thoughts on National Security

Graham Allison, Ian Bremmer, Harlan Ullman and Derek Chollet.

Desperate Times, Half Measures

The stakes of Iran's nuclear gambit are clear, the solutions less so. The clock is ticking.


Kenneth Waltz's Crucial Logic

Why the scholar's thought continues to have an enormous impact.

Japan's Nuclear Muddle

The recent elections didn't address the island nation's energy crisis.

Leaving Tokyo in the Dark

The Fukushima disaster left Japan with an ongoing energy crisis. What Washington can—and should—do to help.

Books & Reviews

Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying

From the bikini to the doomsday clock, with the advent of nuclear weapons everything around us seemed to change. Contrarian political scientist John Mueller takes issue with this conventional view of the Atomic Age.

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April 19, 2014