Five Ways the Arms Trade Treaty Advances Arms Control

Five Ways the Arms Trade Treaty Advances Arms Control

Last April, after six years of negotiations and more than 10 years of campaigning by civil society, the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) passed to “resounding applause and loud cheers” in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. Two months later, on June 3, the...
Four More Years: Europe’s Meltdown

Four More Years: Europe’s Meltdown

This is the last of five articles analyzing the key issues the Obama administration faces over the next four years. Back in the 1960s, the U.S. peace movement came up with a catchy phrase: “What if the schools got all the money they needed and the Navy had to...
A New Start on Treaties

A New Start on Treaties

Getting two-thirds of the Senate to agree on anything is a daunting task. So it was no small feat when the Senate approved New START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, during its December lame duck session. New START was the first major international agreement...

Negotiating with Evil

Given the title of this week’s World Beat, perhaps you expected an essay on North Korea or another vilified U.S. adversary and violator of all human decency. Actually, I was referring to Jon Kyl. Those who dismiss the value of negotiating with North Korea insist...

Getting Real(istic) About Nonproliferation

Daryl Kimball contends that I and my former boss, Ted Galen Carpenter (vice president of defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute), are “like the Bush policy team” because we advanced “the proposition that aggressive and erratic...