Monthly Archives: March 2010

A new START

The new US-Russia agreement to reduce their nuclear arsenals (which reports say they have now concluded) certainly warrants the Joe Biden phrase for major accomplishments – “a big …ing deal.”.[i] But in one sense it is less than meets the eye. The … Continue reading

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The appeal, and folly, of minimum deterrence

The current nuclear disarmament debate in the United States has been given an unusual twist by a group of US Air Force officials and academics who reject the goal of elimination but argue for radical, and unilateral, reductions in the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation in Afghanistan: At what price?

While the battles of the US-led military surge rage with renewed intensity in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, off the battlefield, much of the talk and not a few questions focus on the merits reconciliation. Reconciliation in the Afghanistan context refers to … Continue reading

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Reintegration and Reconciliation in Afghanistan: In what order?

It remains a prominent hope of at least some of those managing the counterinsurgency effort in Afghanistan that a combination of reintegration and escalated fighting will create openings for the diplomacy that is essential to finally ending the war that, … Continue reading

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