The JCPOA and Exiting the Iran Crisis

by Paul R. Pillar “No nuclear weapons,” declares President Trump, identifying that objective as his top priority regarding Iran. The contradiction with Trump’s own policy toward Iran is jarring. The starting point, and a continuing leitmotif, of that policy has… Continue Reading  

Does the Soviet Regime-Change Analogy Apply to Iran?

by Eldar Mamedov Among regime-change advocates, it´s long been de rigeur to invoke the way the President Ronald Reagan dealt with the Soviet Union as a template for hastening the demise of the Islamic Republic. According to this view, Reagan,… Continue Reading  

A Farewell to Arms Control?

by John Feffer My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Demolition of Arms Control

by Paul R. Pillar The damage to U.S. security interests that is likely to linger well beyond the term of Donald Trump includes major setbacks to arms control. Several characteristics of the current administration’s way of operating contribute to this… Continue Reading  

Goodbye, INF Treaty. Hello, New Arms Race?

by Robert E. Hunter This past week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will start the formal process of renouncing the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty concluded by the United States and the Soviet Union… Continue Reading