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The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, News & Events, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By Katherine Youssouf on September 15, 2017 Restricting the Means & Methods of Warfare In 1863, Russian military authorities developed an explosive rifle bullet that detonated upon contact. These bullets, originally developed to destroy ammunition wagons, caused wounds far greater than those needed to overcome an enemy. As a result, Russian Emperor Alexander II convened a […]

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Loudspeakers: The Winning Strategy Against North Korea? – Part I

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  International Law, International Security, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Tensions have been raised again this month on the Korean peninsula. Despite the report that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s plan to visit North Korea[1], it has declared a no-sail zone off its east coast in preparation for a possible missile launch.[2] North Korea, which has been at war with South Korea for nearly […]

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In Defense of Using Force Against Iran's Nuclear Program

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  No Comments

Iran’s nuclear weapons program is inextricably linked to the national security of the United States.  The program first came under international scrutiny when the IAEA passed a resolution demanding that Iran suspend all enrichment activity in September 2003[1].  Since then, Iran has defied demands by nearly every world power to abandon or limit its program, […]

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