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The Uncertain Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Foreign Relations, International Law, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  No Comments

By: Alexandra Perona Iran is a nation that has a complex history. Once a strong ally of the West, it is now considered an existential threat like Russia and North Korea.Over time, there have been attempts to change these hostile diplomatic relations. The most recent attempt is the Iran Nuclear Deal under the Obama Administration.  […]

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Shake On It: Can Trump Shake on a Deal with Iran?

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  Nuclear Nonproliferation, Sanctions  /  Comments Off on Shake On It: Can Trump Shake on a Deal with Iran?

By: Nivea A. Ohri The Iran Nuclear Deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has officially lost all hope of resurrection. The deal required Iran to cut its stockpile of uranium and other chemicals by 98% and to refrain from enriching the acceptable 2% of uranium above a certain threshold. The […]

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No Better Off – The Death of the INF Treaty

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  International Law, International Security, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on No Better Off – The Death of the INF Treaty

By: Trevor Herden Since 1945, the only two things that have stood between humanity and nuclear annihilation are judicious decision-making and luck. Unfortunately, since luck cannot be counted on, we can only make good choices. Arms control has helped maintain the delicate balance between nuclear and aspiring powers in managing risk. The involvement of the United […]

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U.S. Withdrawal and a Path Toward INF Treaty Compliance

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  International Security, National Security Law & Policy, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on U.S. Withdrawal and a Path Toward INF Treaty Compliance

By: Patrick Dozier On December 8, 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and U.S.S.R. General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The Treaty’s purpose was simple – elimination of both countries’ conventional and nuclear ballistic missiles with ranges from 500 to 5,500 kilometers. Additionally, the INF Treaty prohibited both countries from future […]

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Rechristening Nuclear Superiority

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  International Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on Rechristening Nuclear Superiority

By: Ammar Hussain On March 1st, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had completed testing the “Satan 2,” a new hypersonic nuclear-capable ICBM. President Putin along with Russian state media went on to boast that the Satan 2 would be able to avoid any missile defense system currently employed by the United States and […]

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