Monthly Archives: July 2009

Missile Defense in Europe and US-Russia Nuclear Negotiations

Originally published here. I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. – President Ronald W. Reagan, speaking about his Strategic Defense [...]
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The Doomsday Gap

Originally published here. Last week marked the sixty-fourth anniversary of one of the most controversial achievements of the human race: the birth of the atomic bomb. Regardless of your personal feelings about the effect of nuclear weaponry on the outcome of the Second World War, it is impossible to argue otherwise: once the nuclear genie [...]
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A Nice Game of Chess

Originally published here. The date: July 31, 1991 The place: Moscow The players: George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev Mr. Gorbachev had this to say: Mr. President, in recent months and weeks, the Kremlin, a symbol of our nation’s centuries-old history, has been the scene of events that will shape this country’s future. Tomorrow it [...]
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