WMD Commentary

Ukraine's Political System Couldn't Have Handled Nukes

A Ukrainian frigate spent days with nobody knowing whose side it was on. Imagine that happening with a bomb.

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Israel will need to achieve surprise if it hits Iran's nuclear program—yet that's very hard to do.

Let Asia Go Nuclear

America has pushed its allies to refrain from developing nuclear weapons. Counterintuitively, that's making nuclear deterrence less reliable.

Arms Control Helps Contain the Ukraine Crisis

Nuclear deals with Russia are actually working to our advantage.

Nuclear Zero After Crimea

The path got longer—but the arguments are still sound.

Why the Saudis Are Panicking

It's not just Iran.

Brandishing the American Sword in the Gulf

The tough task of reassuring Persian Gulf allies as Iran advances.

We're Winning the War on Nukes

The threat of proliferation is at an all-time low. 

Iran Belongs at the Nuclear Security Summit

Tehran's participation would have drawbacks, but it'd be a positive step on balance.

Human Rights and the Iran Nuclear Talks

Making Iranian human-rights violations an issue in the nuclear negotiations would be counterproductive.

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April 20, 2014