| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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'...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The latest obstacle to the U.S. and five other nations finalizing a nuclear deal with Iran by this month's deadline is an unexpected new demand from Tehran for quick relief from United Nations sanctions.
For most of the last nine months of negotiations,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:23 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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)