Arms Control Wonk: Leading Voices on Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Kashmir’s Escalatory Potential

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” — Mahatma Gandhi I was relatively sanguine after the last spike in tension on the subcontinent in February, marked by a Kashmiri youth aiming a vehicle …

Deproliferation in the Debates

During one of the Democratic Presidential primary debates, Elizabeth Warren and Governor Whats-his-name sparred over nuclear weapons, no-first use and deproliferation. Aaron, Anne and Jeffrey discuss the use of jargon in gate-keeping and the merits of various proposals relating to no first use. Support us over at!

Death of a Treaty

Lyric of the week: I wrest the waters, fight Neptune’s waters Sail through the sorrows of life’s marauders Unrepenting, often empty Sail on, sail on sailor — Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, “Sail On Sailor” The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty died last week at age 32. As treaty-years between major powers go, that’s a full …

Heroes of Arms Control: Tom Schelling and Mort Halperin

Lyric of the Week: Now the darkness only stays at night time In the morning it will fade away Daylight is good At arriving at the right time But it’s not always going To be this grey All things must pass All things must pass away — George Harrison Thomas C. Schelling and Morton H. …

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