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Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama

Obama foiled Netanyahu’s attempt to browbeat Washington into war. But the White House needs a new strategic approach.

Drone technology could proliferate quickly, and we who set the precedent may well become a target.

What if the role of the new US special operations team at work near Iran were reversed?

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

The US's nuclear arsenal has no necessary military mission anymore. But their existence continues to provoke the proliferation of weapons programs abroad.

Otsuchi village, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

The problem with mankind wielding nuclear power isn’t about backup generators or safety rules—it’s our essential human fallibility.

A computer virus foiling Iran's nuclear plans should delight those spoiling for an attack. Does it?

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After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

March 20, 2015

Israel’s nuclear superiority is a pivotal factor in the chaotic conflicts and occasional wars of the Middle East—it shouldn't be left out of this conversation.

March 12, 2015

It's official: the Republican establishment in Washington has completely delegated its policy on Iran and Israel to its most hardline factions.

March 12, 2015

This isn’t the first outlandish stunt Cotton has pulled.

March 10, 2015

Once again, Congress is threatening to pass a bill that could torpedo historic negotiations with Iran. 

January 13, 2015

Congress may lean hawkish but progressive groups in the beltway are throwing their weight behind the White House’s efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

October 24, 2014

Between the conflict in Syria and Ukraine, the thaw bewween the US and Russia seems to be over. 

October 14, 2014

The United States and its allies keep waiting on Iran to make more concessions on its nuclear enrichment program. But they’re missing the bigger picture.

October 7, 2014

Two major anti-Iran groups in DC are more than they appear.

August 11, 2014

Efforts to kill nuclear talks with Iran are only coming from Republicans. That helps Obama.

July 29, 2014