The Little-Known Loophole in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

The State Department should use the upcoming conference as an opportunity to concentrate on its most immediate concern: closing the gap in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty system which makes possible the overly lax provision for a withdrawal and eliminating the uncertainties about the continuation of IAEA inspections. Read more at The National Interest

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An opportunity to create a fairer Israel

The Alaskan Native Corporations are an example of how we should use gas revenues to give all Israelis a greater share in their country’s wealth. In recent days two spectacular events took place, both, for a change, positive. Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by a US airstrike, which event elicited an enormous amount of…

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Why Is There War?

This question addresses the most tragic and recurring human event throughout history and, to this day, defies an answer. At bottom, the recurrence of war is nearly an illogical and irrational behavior. Consider a fictitious occasion where boys 16 and older are dressed in uniforms and sent to a neighboring village to kill other boys…

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Peace Needs Policies, Not Wishes

In my many terms as a member of the U.S. delegation at the 40-nation Conference on Disarmament (CD), held annually in Geneva, we grew accustomed to a favorite accusation on the failure to achieve a lasting peace. If a resolution failed to achieve a majority, the sponsors would invariably decry the incapacity of “some member-states”…

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One World?

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the recent election of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of Great Britain has emphasized a fact which many have thought was either outdated or irrelevant in an age of mass communication and “globalization.” The resurgence of nationalism that has been promoted by Trump’s “MAGA” campaign and by…

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Trump Needs a Doctrine

Few presidents, if any, have been so vilified in the mass media and by the political opposition as Donald Trump. To be sure, much of this is self-inflicted, what with his incessant “tweets,” poor language, rude behavior, “business”-type personality and overall demeanor. While this may seem to some as superficial and personalist, to his opponents,…

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Can the U.S. Get Back a Foreign Policy?

The first response will probably be “what do you mean, we already have one”? Fine, what is it? Name it. What is “Foreign Policy”? In describing U.S. foreign policy, what verbal description would you use? Is it “aggressive”? Not really, Hitler showed how that works. Is it defensive? Against what/whom? Well, perhaps the tariff walls…

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With North Korea, ‘Maximum Pressure’ Should Mean Maximum Pressure

The article below was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs. Trump should not give in to Kim Jong-un’s ultimatum. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has given President Trump an ultimatum: Come up with a deal by the end of this year that includes the relaxation of sanctions or we will resume testing nuclear missiles that are capable…

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Israel’s political system is broken, so fix it

Term limits for heads of government and electoral districts are just two vitally needed reforms. When the current Israeli political circus is finally over with some sort of government installed in Jerusalem, it will be high time, indeed way past time, to decide what to reform in an obviously broken political system and how to…

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Put US Post-INF Missiles into Production

This article was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs. The U.S. has waited too long to mimic Chinese intermediate-range weapons. Recent tests of U.S. missiles once banned by the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty are a welcome step. They provide an essential response to Russia’s violations of the now-defunct INF. They help regain an advantage ceded to the People’s Republic…

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