START: Arms Affirmation Treaty

START: Arms Affirmation Treaty

The New START treaty is best called an arms affirmation treaty, since ratification will affirm the continued commitment to maintain and fund our nuclear and non-nuclear weapons programs.

The Talented Tenth

When will we wean ourselves of the delusion that a talented tenth — be they entrepreneurs or technocrats or pundits — will deliver us from poverty and the other ills of the world?

A Final Survey of Nuclear Posture Perspectives

Once and for all, is the Obama administration nuclear posture review slumped or standing up straight? Here’s a sample of commentators whose insights — from fresh to just plain strange — jumped out at us. (The new START treaty is remarked upon as well.)

The Israeli Exception

People are starting to wonder: Why should Israel get special treatment?

Review: ‘What’s That? A Human Hell’

U Win Tin spent 19 years in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison. The chief strategist of the National League for Democracy managed to keep organizing even behind bars.

Nuclear Follies

Are we in the process of giving up our nuclear addiction, or is this just flimflam from an addict who refuses to go cold turkey?

The New Anti-Nuclear Movement

The New Anti-Nuclear Movement

The Obama administration has a new nuclear policy. And we need a new anti-nuclear movement that can reach for change.

Review: ‘Bridging Partition’

Review: ‘Bridging Partition’

This powerful collection of essays describes the citizen diplomacy and peace movements that have been taking root in India and Pakistan.