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  • Falling oil prices might nudge Iran toward nuclear deal, report says

    WASHINGTON The crash in global oil prices heightens pressure on Iran to strike a nuclear deal with the West and escape crippling international sanctions, according to a report released Tuesday. Iran's budget is driven by oil, and the steep price drop...
  • New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

    New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal
    Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs. Warheads in the nation's...
  • How to keep future cold wars cold: Mind the missiles

    At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how changes in technology and geopolitics create new challenges to peace and...
  • Dangerous aftermath awaits should Iran negotiations fail

    This week's announcement that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear power program will be extended is both good and bad news. The good news is that the interim agreement, or Joint Plan of Action, will continue in force. It has been the single most...
  • Keep talking with Iran

    Keep talking with Iran
    The announcement today that the U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program is far short of what we might have hoped for. But the extension can't be counted as a failure either. If the goal is to keep up the pressure...
  • Many Iranians pessimistic about reaching deal to ease sanctions

    As a Monday deadline looms for Iran and global powers to craft a nuclear accord, the official media here are already priming weary citizens for the possibility that no agreement will be forthcoming. Commentators leave little doubt who will be responsible....
  • North Korea ready to resume six-party nuclear talks, Russia reports

    North Korea is ready to resume international talks on its nuclear programs and to work on restoring trade ties with South Korea, the Kremlin announced Thursday after meetings with a high-level official from Pyongyang. The proclamations appeared to be an...
  • Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress

    Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress
    In its efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has faced a two-part challenge: forging an agreement in international negotiations and then selling it at home. Now, with negotiators in Vienna five days from their deadline, it...
  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes
    The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
  • There's no such thing as a safe nuclear weapon

    To the editor: The vows by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to make changes so that U.S. nuclear weapons are "safe and secure" are certainly of great importance. ("Major overhaul of nuclear force planned to improve security and morale," Nov. 14) The...
  • Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one

    Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one
    As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are forecasting, things aren't looking too good. The issue isn'...