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The New Congress and the Lost Art of Political Compromise

Michael Krepon

Quotes of the week: “Atomic energy seems to present choices that defy wide popular understanding and control. So far, the control of such decisions is a kind of indigestible element in the operation of democratic politics.” — Robert A. Dahl, “Atomic Energy and the Democratic Process,” 1953. “The death of democracy is not likely to be …

Nuclear Navies in South Asia

India has some nuclear naval news, with its defense minister claiming a successful “first deterrent patrol.” What does this mean for Pakistan and nuclear dynamics in the Indian Ocean?   Aaron sits down with friends of the pod Ankit Panda and Vipin Narang to talk about the India-Pakistan relationship, India’s ballistic missile subs, and Pakistan’s …

Veterans Day/Armistice Day

On this Veterans/Armistice Day, I’m reprinting a post from August 24, 2010, “The Least Abhorrent Choice.” The military cemetery at Nettuno, thirty miles south of Rome, is serene and immaculately kept. Almost as many GIs are buried there – 7,861 – as at Normandy, painful testimony of how botched the Italian campaign was. I’m named …

DPRK RV Video Analysis

Last year, cameras in Japan noticed an object streaking the night sky — possibly the reentry vehicle from one of North Korea’s July 28 missile test. Did it burn up?  Survive?  If if it did, or did not, what does that mean for North Korea’s ability to deliver a nuclear weapon to targets throughout the …

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