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Joseph Cirincione

Joe Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund and the author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late.
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A Formula for Success with Iran

April 7, 2014 This week, negotiators from six world powers will meet again with Iran for what have become near-constant meetings on Iran’s nuclear program. Enough progress has been made by the group (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) that U.S. officials announced they would begin in May to ...

Summits Are Nice but Obama Needs to Do More for Nuclear Security

March 23, 2014 World leaders at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague this week are there because, as comedian George Carlin would say, we have too much "stuff." In this case it's nuclear stuff that can blow up the world. Carlin said that the whole meaning of life "was trying to find ...

The Deal is for Real

November 24, 2013 Every president since Jimmy Carter has tried to make a deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. None have succeeded. President Barack Obama just did. The deal to limit and begin to roll back Iran’s nuclear program may be the most important foreign policy success of his tenure. It starts ...

Overcoming Snowden: New Urgency for Friday’s U.S.-Russia Meeting

August 7, 2013 President Obama’s decision to cancel his scheduled September summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is problematic, but predictable. The White House was furious at Putin’s decision to grant whistleblower Edward Snowden temporary asylum in Russia. But this incident, and the canceled summit, cannot be allowed to derail critical United ...

Hagel is under attack for having views on nuclear weapons that have been mainstream since Reagan

January 29, 2013 Among the many heresies imputed to Chuck Hagel is the belief that we can greatly reduce our nuclear arsenal. The former Nebraska senator's views, however, are hardly radical -- in fact, they are downright boring. They represent the consensus of such a long list of security experts from both political ...