Why Indians and Pakistanis Want a War
Most South Asians are too young to have experienced the horrors of the conflicts fought in the region. That’s one reason why they’re quick to clamor for one.
How to Make a Lasting Deal With Iran
Maximum pressure won’t make Tehran capitulate. Letting it enhance its conventional military capabilities could convince it to rein in proxies and curb its nuclear and missile programs.
Is Russia’s Doomsday Missile Fake News?
Experts are skeptical that Moscow has the money or technical know-how to field Putin’s promised arsenal.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.
The INF Treaty Is Dead, and Russia Is the Biggest Loser
In a future arms race between Beijing, Moscow, and Washington, the Kremlin will never be able to keep up.
What Does the Demise of the INF Treaty Mean for Nuclear Arms Control?
Trump’s exit from the U.S.-Russia treaty, which officially takes effect Friday, raises questions about whether the era of arms control is ending—or being reinvented.
Document of the Week: When Sweden Wanted Nukes
A 1963 U.S. intelligence assessment underscores how many countries—even Sweden—were exploring nuclear weapons programs at the height of the Cold War.
From Pariah to Pawn
Trump helped make Kim Jong Un a global statesman. Now China is using him to antagonize the United States.
Nuclear Disarmament’s Lessons for Climate Change.
If we can ban nukes, we can ban carbon emissions. Here’s how.
Document of the Week: How JFK Tried to Stop Nuclear Proliferation
When a U.S. president threatened to cut support for Israel over nukes.
There Is No Check on Trump’s Rage Going Nuclear
An angry, entitled man has total control over devastating weapons.
Rouhani’s Warning to Trump
The Iranian president’s remarks about the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
Nunn on Lugar: The Nation Needs Him More Than Ever
Richard Lugar’s legacy could come undone as the world enters a nuclear hair-trigger period, his former Senate partner warns.
Russia’s New Missiles Are Aimed at the U.S.
But Moscow’s hypersonic weapons may be more bark than bite.
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, India and Pakistan faced off in Kashmir, and Trump left Hanoi empty-handed.
Trump Accidentally Just Triggered Global Nuclear Proliferation
Before the United States killed it, the INF Treaty didn’t just stem the arms race with Russia—it stopped the spread of nuclear weapons around the world.
Trump Once Wanted to Negotiate With Russia Over Nukes. Then Mueller Happened.
The U.S. president might be too hemmed in by the Russia probe to attempt a successor to the INF or START treaties.
The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next?
Experts worry about a new arms race after U.S. withdrawal from nuclear pact.