Leaving the INF Treaty Wasn’t the Problem — It’s How We Did It

May 22, 2019

While the United States was motivated to pull out of the agreement because of Russia’s noncompliance, it should also be noted that the INF Treaty had significant flaws. On February 1, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that, due to the Russian development of an intermediate-range...

Has Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal?

March 20, 2019

In an interview, the head of Iran’s atomic agency seems to have suggested Tehran has used the JCPOA to develop its nuclear capabilities. On February 18, the head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency visited Israel to discuss Iran’s nuclear activity. Amid concerns that Tehran may be...

Is the US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty an Attempt to Contain China?

December 11, 2018

Despite breaking the agreement with Moscow, Washington’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is most likely a measure specifically aimed at Beijing. US President Donald Trump's recent intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF...

Where Are We with Nuclear Disarmament?

December 11, 2017

The simultaneous momentum toward and away from nuclear disarmament has stalled global nuclear security efforts. On October 6, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The decision came as a response to...