Is Iran Bluffing About Its Enriched Uranium Stockpile?
Tehran’s numbers don’t add up. They seem to be exaggerated to pressure Biden for sanctions relief.
Will Bennett Ditch Netanyahu’s Approach to the Iran Deal?
The Israeli prime minister seems to be charting a new course aimed at reducing tensions with the Biden administration in advance of a White House visit.
The Global Networks Working to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
A web of treaties, agreements, and nonprofits is dedicated to curbing nukes. Some hope to get rid of them altogether.
Iran Nuclear Talks Stalled While U.S. Waits for Raisi
Hopes for a fast deal—or any deal at all—are fading.
Russian Mercenaries in Africa Aren’t Just There for the Money
Moscow’s geopolitical moves are driving murderous private actors.
Does Beijing’s Belligerent Birthday Party Herald a New Arms Race?
The Chinese Communist Party’s anniversary celebration is taking place amid a nuclear buildup.
North Korea Needs the Bomb to Protect Itself From America
Pyongyang isn’t crazy, just focused on a credible threat.
Killer Flying Robots Are Here. What Do We Do Now?
A new generation of AI-enabled drones could be used to terrible ends by rogue states, criminal groups, and psychopaths.
Drone Strike Blasts Open a New Front in the Kashmir Dispute
A possible attack from Pakistan represents a new form of escalation.
Donald Rumsfeld Freed the World From ‘Mutual Assured Destruction’
His thinking on arms control proved prescient—but the howls reverberate to this day.
China Is Radically Expanding Its Nuclear Missile Silos
With more weapons likely, it’s time to go back to arms talks.
The World Doesn’t Want Beijing’s Fighter Jets
Snazzy weapons mean a lot less if you don’t have friends.
Can Biden Solve the North Korea Puzzle?
Biden opened the door for talks with Kim Jong Un, but Pyongyang is playing hard to get.
Was the Biden-Putin Summit a Success?
The White House set clear red lines on cyberwar, but don’t expect much progress in the months to come.
Why Raisi Is the West’s Best Hope for a Deal With Iran
Hard-liners would never accept an agreement signed by a moderate—but they’ll fall into line if it comes from one of their own.
Biden Looks for a New, New START
But the Kremlin is driving a hard bargain for a new arms control deal.
Iran-U.S. Nuclear Talks on a Hair Trigger
Tehran’s new hard-line regime still wants a deal. But even restoring the old agreement is now impossible.
Khamenei Wants a Nuclear Deal Before Rouhani Leaves
Blame will go to the departing president while praise will go to his handpicked successor.
Israel’s Iron Dome Won’t Last Forever
The recent war in Gaza exposes the limits of a key pillar of the country’s defense strategy.