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November 1, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Toward Deeper Reductions in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Weapons

Overview The New START Treaty, signed by presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev in April 2010, was an important achievement. A follow-on to the 1991 START treaty, New START commits both count…

November 8, 2010

Russia
U.S. and Russia Should Reduce Nuclear Stockpile Beyond New START Treaty, Says CFR Report

Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty in April 2010, committing both Russia and the United States to substantial reductions in their nuclear arsenals. If ratified by…

November 16, 2010

United States
U.S. Nukes in Europe Unnecessary

As NATO prepares for this weekend’s summit, the U.S. should consider removing its nuclear weapons from Europe, as its tactical nuclear umbrella over NATO is no longer vital to European security. R…

November 24, 2010

Defense and Security
TWE Quick Takes

There’s no Friday File this week. The next few days will be devoted to eating turkey and watching football. Three things before I head off: 1. My good friend and frequent co-author, Ivo Daalder…

TWE Quick Takes

January 13, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko discuss the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear cooperation, in pa…

January 13, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, join Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko for a discussion of the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear c…

January 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Hu Is Coming

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China's President Hu Jintao in Seoul. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington next week for his first vi…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China’s President Hu Jintao in Seoul

January 26, 2011

Russia
After New START, Old Tensions

Russia’s parliament ratified the New START treaty, but Russian domestic issues like terrorism, as well as U.S. and Russian presidential elections in 2012, make it unlikely that any further accords wi…

February 14, 2011

United States
The U.S. Budget’s Tightrope Act

The White House’s proposed budget for FY2012 tries to balance spending cuts with investment to boost competitiveness. CFR experts examine how well it handles deficit reduction, defense, foreign aid, …

March 2, 2011

Peacekeeping
The Case for UN Peacekeeping

UN peacekeeping is a crucial U.S. partner in maintaining stability, but the Obama administration must take a more vigorous role in promoting it or risk losing support in Congress, write CFR’s Micah Z…