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SALT I, Fifty Years On

Michael Krepon

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 …

Iran’s Four Steps

  Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has announce yet another “step” away from the JCPOA, the fourth this year.  As Iran resumes feeding UF6 into some of the cascades at the Fordow Enrichment Plant, Anne and Jeffrey discuss the steps that led us here and the prospect for preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Support us over at …

Krasnoyarsk: The Antecedent to the INF Treaty Violation?

Quip of the week: “Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”  — line by Chico Marx in “Duck Soup” Two former Soviet experts who played key roles in Cold War arms control negotiations, Aleksandr’ G. Savel’yev and Nikolay N. Detinov, wrote an important book giving outsiders insight into the Kremlin’s decision making. The …

China’s 70th National Day Parade

Everybody loves a parade, especially one with missiles and drones.   Superproducer Scott joins Jeffrey and Anne to discuss the new hardware displayed in early October, and how great it is to watch the PRC’s flag-raising ceremony. Scott has waited seven years for this parade, so that he can finally get a legitimate high-resolution shot of …

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