Articles by Daryl Kimball



Putin's Credibility on the Line With Syria Plan

Throughout the devastating civil war in Syria, Russian and U.S. leaders have shared a deep concern about the possible use and potential loss of control of the deadly chemical weapons arsenal of the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Hitting the Re-START Button

A reduction to 1,000 deployed strategic nuclear warheads each is in the best interests of both the U.S. and Russia.

How to Break the Deadlock on Missile Defense

When President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama meet next month at the Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland and in St. Petersburg in September, they will have an important chance to move away from confrontation over missile defense and toward more cooperation.

Off to a New START

Against tough political odds, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has squared the circle on a number of long-running domestic and international nuclear policy debates.

Close the Verification Gap

Some U.S. critics of New START are attacking the treaty by suggesting that it may not give the United States enough means to verify Russian compliance. But that just isn't the case, an arms control advocate says.

ObamaТs Nuclear Doctrine Could Boost Reset

ObamaТs new nuclear policy reduces the role of U.S. nuclear weapons in the countryТs security strategy and moves the United States and Russia toward a more stable strategic relationship with each side having lower levels of nuclear arms.

The Homestretch for START

U.S. missile defense wonТt be able to weaken Russia for at least 10 years. But if things change, Russia can invoke the treatyТs withdraw clause.

Obama and Medvedev Off to a Good Start

This week in Moscow, Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev made history agreeing to series of concrete steps that help “reset” U.S.-Russian relations after years of decline.

Taking the Bang Out of Nuclear Weapons

In a stirring speech delivered in Prague a week ago, U.S. President Barack Obama outlined his vision for strengthening global efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons, moving forward on long-overdue disarmament measures and preventing nuclear terrorism. Most important, he articulated ""America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.""

Reset Nuclear Arms Negotiations Now

The Cold War ended nearly two decades ago, yet U.S. and Russian nuclear doctrines and capabilities remain largely unchanged.