Category Archives: Biological Weapons

Explaining the Cold War Legacy

Also published here. Since the beginning of April, there has been quite a rush of headline-making nuclear weapons news. The Obama Administration released its Nuclear Posture Review, which laid out significant changes from past such roadmaps; Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev signed a New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which will keep both of our [...]
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Shades of Grey: "Grading" the Obama Administration on Biological Threats

Originally published here. There’s a saying in journalism: “If it bleeds, it leads.” The saying traditionally applies to crime reporting, but can be expanded to describe how the traditional media and many blogs approach any story they perceive as “dramatic”, or better yet, “dangerous”. Last week’s national security headlines were a classic example of drama [...]
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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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