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A Future for Arms Control?

ACW Podcast

Aaron and Jeffrey return to the topic to discuss the potential for a New Start extension and what it could mean for the future of the US-Russian relationship.   Support us over at!

No First Use

Quotes of the week: “We are come to make a choice between the quick and the dead.” — Bernard Baruch before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946. “To be quick in pulling the nuclear trigger is to be dead.” — MK   Archival research by Michael Beschloss has revealed that in 1968, General …

For Treaty Trashers, Nothing is Better than Something

Lyric of the week: “Watch out, you might get what you’re after Boom babies strange but not a stranger I’m an ordinary guy Burning down the house” — David Byrne, “Burning Down the House” in the Stop Making Sense album (1984) There are times when nothing is better than something. For example, we would all …

If You See, Kay

US Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, made some news. And not in a good way. She was trying to say that the US would develop countervailing capabilities — something that started under the Obama Administration and that almost no one disagrees with. But she mangled the quote and, in doing so, reinforced Russian paranoia …

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