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Getting to Zero: How to rid the world of 23,000 nuclear warheads and prevent new ones? A panel of nuclear experts discussed the challenge at the World Economic Forum in January.


- Belfer Center Newsletter

From the Director

| Spring 2010

"I summarized my own takeaway from the Iran simulation in a poor-man's version of Yogi Berra: if the river is pushing your raft to where you don't want to go, if you just hang on, you'll get there. My second: if you don't want to go where the river is pushing your raft, you better get off."

A U.S. soldier of 101st Airborne Division patrol in the outskirts of Bagram in north of Kabul, Afghanistan, March 8, 2009. U.S President Barack Obama ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan to bolster the record 38,000 American forces already there.

AP Photo

Analysis & Opinions - The Wall Street Journal

The Real Afghan Issue Is Pakistan

| March 30, 2009

Mr. Obama took a giant step beyond the Bush administration's "Afghanistan policy" when he named the issue "AfPak" -- Afghanistan, Pakistan and their shared, Pashtun-populated border. But this is inverted. We suggest renaming the policy "PakAf," to emphasize that, from the perspective of U.S. interests and regional stability, the heart of the problem lies in Pakistan.

Analysis & Opinions - Center for American Progress

Sixty Years Later: Hiroshima and the Bomb

| August 6, 2005

On August 6, 1945, the United States carried out the first attack with nuclear weapons, against the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The weapon would fundamentally alter the face of conflict, and shape strategic thinking for subsequent generations. If strategists couldn't always agree on what force posture the United States should adopt, there was consistently broad agreement that the spread of nuclear weapons posed a fundamental threat to United States national security.