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“All Weapons of Mass Destruction Are Not Equal”

In this article, Mcfarlane attempts to parse out the differences between various types of weapons of mass destruction. This includes distinctions in lethality and their impact on national security policy.


21st Century Nuclear Deterrence & Missile Defense

A resource from the Department of Defense, “21st Century Nuclear Deterrence & Missile Defense” details a number of elements of the American nuclear arsenal. It has sections on the Nuclear Posture Review and the Ballistic Missile Defense Review, interviews with key Defense Department policymakers, and deterrence components. Additionally, it serves as a repository for Defense Department reports, transcripts, and statements.


Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Why the United States Should Lead

A report from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, this article lays out the logic behind why the United States should lead the push for global disarmament. It was published as part of a series of articles on foreign policy topics to prepare the next President of the United States in 2008.


America’s Nuclear Crossroads

After more than a decade spent grappling with the challenges of irregular warfare and violent extremism, the U.S. national security community has largely shifted its collective attention to interstate power politics. Nuclear weapons figure prominently in this new reality. The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review prompted Americans to contemplate the use of nuclear weapons by either Read More


Arms Control Country Profiles

A country-by-country breakdown produced by the Arms Control Association on the state of past and current arms control agreements, regimes, initiatives, and practices that each state has or has not subscribed to. The profiles also describe the primary weapons programs, policies, and proliferation record of each country.


Arms Control Fact Sheets

A collection of fact sheets and briefs on a variety of nuclear topics, including nuclear treaties, nuclear weapons production, and nuclear testing.