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The Thick Red Line: Implications of the 2013 Chemical-Weapons Crisis for Deterrence and Transatlantic Relations

Whether or not American policy after the 2013 Syrian chemical-weapons attack was wise, its execution was bungled, causing harm to US– France relations.

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Iran: A New Strategic Partner for Russia?

VIDEO: Seminar with international security and Russia’s foreign policy expert Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.

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Trump Just Started a Nuclear Crisis With Iran

Enabled by a craven Congress, the president is undermining the Iran deal and risking an escalation that he’s incapable of halting.

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President Trump Ready to Decertify Iran Deal

The end of the JCPOA could have serious, complicating effects on proliferation, regional security, and international trade.

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If Trump Kills the Iran Deal, He May Give the World Another Rocket Man

There is every chance that the story ends in precisely the same way, with yet another nuclear state hostile to the United States.

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Subjecting Israel’s Nuclear Program to the Rule of Law

The time has come for Israel to handle its most open secret differently.

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Nuclear Governance and Legislation in Four Nuclear-Armed Democracies

A comparative study of four Western democracies’ nuclear-governance structures ahead of an unprecedented hearing on nuclear policy by Israel’s High Court of Justice.

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Trump’s Next Self-Inflicted Crisis Is a Nuclear Iran

If the president kills the nuclear deal, the backlash will come sooner than he thinks.

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How Better Cancer Treatment Can Also Mean Better Nuclear Security

A report that the Islamic State almost stumbled upon radioactive material in Mosul–cobalt-60, used in radiation therapy–raises a profound dilemma about cancer treatment in developing countries.

Israel’s Secret Plan to Nuke the Egyptian Desert

In May 1967, facing an unprecedented existential threat from Egypt and its other neighbors, Israel drew up a plan to detonate nukes in the Egyptian desert in a massive demonstration of power.