Why 'New START' is Lose-Lose for Neocons

I feel duty-bound to dedicate at least one real post to the ‘New START’ treaty, signed this month in Prague. This blog, after all, is called “A Good Treaty,” so it seems a little silly not to comment on the most important U.S.-Russian bilateral agreement in more than a decade. In the words of Hans …

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David Hoffman to Obama: Tear Down This Nuclear Arms Race!

A couple of days ago, Foreign Policy Magazine published a new article by David Hoffman, author of The Oligarchs and, more recently, The Dead Hand, a book about, in Hoffman’s own words, the history of “the end of the Cold War arms race.” Don’t get too excited, though, about the words “the end.” Four paragraphs …

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The Piper's Call

Robert Kagan — decorated academician, Carnegie Endowment talking head, and older brother of Fred Kagan, ‘author’ of the Iraqi and Afghan Surges — has an article out in the current edition of World Affairs. In ‘Obama’s Year One,’ Kagan tries to debunk the concept that the President’s foreign policy is realist, arguing instead that it …

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