A Half-Century Later, Pueblo’s Crew Gets Their Day in Court
A U.S. judge awards $2.3 billion to the crew of the spy ship seized by North Korea and their families.
Did Biden Wait Too Long to Engage Iran?
Held back by infighting and hard-liners on the Hill, the administration may have squandered precious time to save the Iran nuclear deal, critics say.
Biden Should End U.S. Hypocrisy on Israeli Nukes
For decades, U.S. presidents have pledged not to talk about Israel’s nuclear arsenal despite pushing for nonproliferation in the region. It’s time for Washington to end the double standard.
Signaling a New Willingness to Talk, Biden Scrambles to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
The new administration is looking for an interim road map—but insists it won’t be pressured by Tehran’s deadline to halt inspections next week.
Reviving the Nuclear Deal Gives the U.S. More Leverage Over Iran
Maintaining maximum pressure to inflict more pain won’t bring Tehran back to the negotiating table or halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Biden Must Not Ignore Iran’s Human Rights Record
The U.S. government has a long history of pursuing multiple policy goals with adversaries and demanding respect for human rights will not derail nuclear negotiations.
Biden, Asia, and the Politics of Nuclear Arms Control
To construct a new balance of power in Asia, Washington needs a better approach to nuclear arms.
STARTing Over, or the End of the Line for Nuclear Arms Control?
The United States and Russia kick a nuclear can down the road.
Congress Will Make It Tough for Biden on Iran
Biden’s nominees will face trouble in the Senate unless they prove they learned the lessons of the failed 2015 nuclear agreement.
Biden Taps Obama Administration Diplomat as New Iran Envoy
Robert Malley, who has faced sharp criticisms from Republican lawmakers, will be tasked with trying to get Iran back to the negotiating table on its nuclear program.
What a New Iran Nuclear Deal Really Requires
To get Washington’s Gulf partners on board, Biden needs an actual strategy for protecting them and ways to make them contribute to it.
Biden Has a Model for Dealing With Regional Fears of Iranian Missiles and Proxies
The Arms Control and Regional Security working group convened after the 1991 Madrid peace conference failed, but it offers important lessons for today.
North Korea’s New Sub Missile Is First Step Toward a New ICBM
Parading a new submarine-launched missile made a big buzz in North Korea. The real buzz is what it could mean for Pyongyang’s nuclear deterrent.
With Iran, Biden Can’t Let Perfect Be the Enemy of Good
Why any new agreement would likely be worse than resuscitating the existing deal.
How Biden Can Help Prevent War on Iran—Right Now
Law and precedent bar the new administration from diplomacy before Inauguration Day. But that doesn’t mean its hands are tied.
The United States’ Nuclear Peril Will Outlast This Administration
As observers fear a Trump-initiated strike, deeper problems in the U.S. nuclear posture abound.
What Could Stop an ‘Unhinged’ U.S. President From Ordering a Nuclear Strike?
Not a lot, it turns out.
Why Biden’s Plan to Rejoin the Iran Deal Makes No Sense
This week’s escalation of tensions by Tehran looks like blackmail to force Biden to abandon sanctions—and give up leverage over the regime.