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The Iran Man Behind the Nuclear Curtain

September 7, 2022

The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may be resurrected, but opposition is coming from an unusual place. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) may be resurrected, but opposition is coming from an unusual place. After years of minimal constructive input, the UN International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA) has suddenly found a […]

Nuclear Modernization in an Era of Great Power Competition

March 30, 2021

America’s nuclear weapons deter attacks on the United States from biological, cyber, conventional, or nuclear weapons. That deterrent capability has kept the nuclear peace for seventy-five years but is now in danger of rusting to obsolescence. Why? With the dissolution of the Soviet empire, the U.S. kicked the nuclear modernization can down the road, going […]

Maritime Chokepoints: Inconvenient Geography

October 10, 2019

Since 1974, interference in maritime oil transportation has been a factor in U.S. economic recessions. This interference has often been closely connected to the narrow straits or choke points through which more than half of the world’s daily oil production passes by commercial tanker. Despite great progress in expanding U.S. domestic oil production, we cannot […]

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