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Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Remembering Ellen Tauscher

Ellen O. Tauscher was “a patriot, a politician, a transatlanticist, an Atlantic Council board director, a mentor to many of us…and above all a friend to many of us,” according to retired US Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, Jr.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Arms Control Nuclear Nonproliferation

Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Remembering Sen. Richard Lugar: ‘An American jewel’

Atlantic Council experts react to the passing of US Sen. Richard Lugar.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Arms Control Nuclear Nonproliferation

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Lithuania: NATO should step up in post-INF reality

The Lithuanian government continues to make the case that limiting arms-control efforts to the 9M729 outlawed by the INF Treaty is a short-sighted and dangerously narrow view

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

Arms Control NATO

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

US withdrawal from nuclear arms control treaty could give Russia ‘free rein’

In congressional testimony, Atlantic Council’s Alexander Vershbow says US allies concerned "we  may have given a gift to President Putin."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Arms Control Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

What the death of the INF Treaty means for Kyiv

With the United States and Russia no longer subject to the INF Treaty’s limits, it would be hard to argue that Ukraine and the other states should remain constrained by the agreement. If Kyiv chooses, it can invoke the same treaty right to withdraw that Washington exercised two weeks ago.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Arms Control Nuclear Nonproliferation

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

US leaving INF Treaty could spark an arms race with Russia

“With the demise of the INF Treaty, New START will be the only remaining constraint on Russia’s formidable and growing nuclear capabilities," Alexander Vershbow says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Arms Control Missile Defense

Sat, Jan 12, 2019

United States determined to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero

The United States is determined to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero in its effort to maximize economic pressure and force Tehran back to the negotiating table.

Global Energy Forum by Ashish Kumar Sen

Arms Control Economic Sanctions

Sat, May 27, 2017

Exports and end-use

We can ask the US Army to arm, advise, and assist its allies in the Iraqi Army, or we can ask the Army to consolidate its spreadsheets. For Iraqis, this fight is existential, and I’d rather they simply crushed ISIS. Wars may be audits themselves, but wars this hot may be no time for audits.

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Arms Control Defense Industry

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

The Kremlin’s actions in Syria: Origins, timing, and prospects

Resolution to the conflict in Syria requires an understanding of the Russian intervention, involvement, and interest therein. Putin’s interest in regaining the “influence that the Soviet Union once enjoyed in the Middle East” shapes how the West must engage Russia, as Ambassador John E. Herbst highlights in The Kremlin’s Actions in Syria, a new report […]

Report by Frederic C. Hof, Vladislav Inozemtsev, Adam Garfinkle, Dennis Ross

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Two girls in Pakistan

Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Reimagining Pakistan’s militia policy

If ever a turning point seemed inevitable in Pakistan’s militia policy, it was in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre in December 2014. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) killed 152 people, 133 of them children, in the bloodiest terrorist attack in Pakistan’s history. The carnage sparked an unprecedented national dialogue about the costs and contradictions of […]

Issue Brief by Yelena Biberman

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