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

Disruption and Regression

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “When Presidents become negotiators no escape routes are left for diplomacy. Concessions are irrevocable without dishonor. A stalemate stakes the personal prestige of the office; a mistake requires an admission of error. And since heads of government would not have chosen this career without a healthy dose of ego, negotiations can …

Retirement

Quote of the week: “I do not intend to hide in the taiga (the woods).” — Mikhail Gorbachev, last telephone conversation with George Bush before announcing his resignation on Christmas Day, 1991. After thirty years with Stimson, it’s time for me to retire. I’ll still be affiliated and keep my oar in the water, of …

The Canonical Affirmation

Prophesy of the week: “Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people. Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; …

SALT I, Fifty Years On

Quote of the week: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness… Have you no sense of decency, sir?”  – Attorney Joseph Welch, addressing Senator Joseph McCarthy during the “Army-McCarthy” witch hunt hearings, 1954 My colleague, the indefatigable and indispensable Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association, reminds …

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