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Slowing a New Arms Race Means Compromising on Missile Defenses

If Biden wants to slow this arms race, he will need to accept limits on U.S. missile defense systems.

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Where Are Russia’s Red Lines on Iran’s Nuclear Brinkmanship?

The new US administration intends to revive diplomacy with Iran and return to the 2015 nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA).

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Making a Better Open Skies Treaty

How the Biden Administration can re-join the treaty, Russia may be persuaded to stay in it, and other members can help facilitate them.

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Biden Has a Model for Dealing with Regional Fears of Iranian Missiles and Proxies

The Arms Control and Regional Security working group convened after the 1991 Madrid peace conference failed, but it offers important lessons for today.

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How US Election Results Will Affect the Middle East and the Future of the JCPOA

VIDEO: CNS senior non-resident scholar Dr. Notte speaks on the return to the JCPOA.

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Can Russia Help Biden Get a Comprehensive Agreement with Iran?

Russian competition with Iran in Syria will afford Washington limited opportunities to rely on Russian leverage-plays with Tehran.

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Coping with a “Coup” through Memes

What does a digital response to a national security crisis look like?

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Can Shared US–Russian Interests Lead to Joint Action?

William C. Potter and Anton Khlopkov in Kommersant.

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Mike Pompeo Is Trying to Bluff His Way to a Legacy

Even insurrection didn’t interrupt a tour de force of Twitter bragging.

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The Classified WWII Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer

Webinar: The author discusses her new book, The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer.