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

Mirror Imaging

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “The U.S. should be willing to adopt the concept that the only purpose of nuclear weapons is to negate nuclear weapons, and make it national policy not to use nuclear weapons first, but only in retaliation for use by some other nation.” — Herman Kahn, On Escalation Mirror imaging can be …

The CTBT Takes Another Hit

Quote of the week: “I was honored to be the first of 146 leaders to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, our commitment to end all nuclear tests for all time — the longest-sought, hardest-fought prize in the history of arms control. It will help to prevent the nuclear powers from developing more advanced and …

Low-yield Nuclear Testing in Russia?

The United States intelligence community, or a portion of it, has concluded that Russia is conducting very low-yield nuclear tests. Aaron and Jeffrey discuss past allegations of nuclear testing, open source monitoring of Russia’s nuclear test site at Novaya Zemlya and how the Trump Administration might change its mind on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban …

Henry Kissinger’s Mixed Record on Nuclear Arms Control

Quote of the week: “What in the name of God is strategic superiority? What is the significance of it politically, militarily, operationally, at these levels of numbers? What do you do with it?” — Henry Kissinger (1974) Henry Kissinger voiced these exasperated and memorable lines in Moscow, where he was defending a framework agreement subsequently …

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