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.
Trump to Hold Second Meeting With North Korea’s Kim Next Month
The U.S. president will press his counterpart for more tangible commitments to dismantle nuclear weapons.
It’s Not Too Late to Save the INF Treaty
No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.
Trump and NATO Show Rare Unity in Confronting Russia’s Arms Treaty Violation
NATO backs U.S. assertion that Moscow is violating a key Cold War-era arms treaty.
‘Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception’
What satellite imagery tells us about North Korea’s ballistic missile program.
Trump Is Pushing the United States Toward Nuclear Anarchy
The White House wants to leave the INF Treaty. New START could be next. The death of these agreements would fuel a new arms race.
Trump’s Plan to Leave a Major Arms Treaty With Russia Might Actually Be About China
Leaving the agreement clears the way for the U.S. to boost its conventional forces in the Pacific.
How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran
The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.