Monthly Archives: December 2009

Germs, Viruses, and Secrets: How The Obama Administration is Addressing Biological Threats

Originally published here. When most of us think of “Cold War history”, we think of the Soviet Union and the United States building up massive nuclear arsenals, staring each other down over missiles in Cuba, or former Eastern and Western Europe. We think of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev, and Reagan. But what most people don’t [...]
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Looking for a New START

Originally published here. Last week, in the midst of the tense Copenhagen climate conference negotiations, brief news stories began to surface regarding an impending meeting between Presidents Obama and Medvedev. It wasn’t to be just any meeting: after nearly a year of complicated negotiations in Geneva between Russian and American diplomats, as well as several [...]
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A New Approach to US Nuclear Policy: Deterring Nuclear Terrorism

Originally published here. Back in August of this year, the Pentagon released two fact sheets on the Nuclear Posture Review, or NPR. As it states quite simply, the objective of the NPR is: To establish U.S. nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture for the next 5 – 10 years. At the time, a number [...]
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