The New Disarmament Agenda

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country's defence minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

Reducing our nuclear capabilities would magnify the role of nuclear weapons in the strategy of our adversaries

America's Choice: Embrace Terrorists Or Strike Back?

Opinion | Peter Huessy
ran's parliament speaker Larijani, Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei, and Iranian President Rouhani attend Supreme Leader’s meeting with authorities of the country and ambassadors of Islamic countries, in Tehran

It is far from clear that the administration wants to focus its counterterrorism effort where it belongs.

Nuclear Escalation Is Getting More Likely, It's Time To Step Up Missile Defense

Opinion | Peter Huessy
PAC-3 missile is seen at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo

Missile defense can counter threats while leaving diplomatic options open.

More Than Numbers: Nuclear Weapons Reductions And The Strategy Of Diversity

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, in this June 17, 2015 file photo. Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country's defence minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

When looked at in total, the U.S. deterrent force has many multiple strengths but also weaknesses.

The Risk Of Iranian Terror: The Straits Of Hormuz In Danger

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Military personnel participates in the Velayat-90 war game on Sea of Oman near Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran

Could Iran now successfully close the Strait of Hormuz? New factors suggest the answer to that question is ‘Yes.’

Why It's Not The Time To Pull Back On Nuclear Weapons

Opinion | Peter Huessy
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The Cold War was won through strength and deterrence

The Gulf Summit: An Opportunity For Strategic Thinking

Opinion | Peter Huessy
CAMP DAVID, MD - MAY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama talks to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, while Secretary of State John Kerry talks to Sheikh Tameem Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar during a working lunch at the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. summit on May 14, 2015 at Camp David, Maryland. Obama hosted leaders from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Amirates and Oman to discuss a range of issues including the Iran nuclear deal. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

The president’s visit to the Gulf Cooperative Council Summit this month is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

How The Nuclear Arms Control Lobby Actually Killed Arms Control

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

What future U.S. Senate is going to approve a treaty where the USA ends up behind the nuclear 8-ball?

North Korea: Bluff, Threaten, Or Don't Worry?

Opinion | Peter Huessy
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) speaks during a visit to the Sinhung Machine Plant in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang April 1, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

Withdrawal is not a sound strategy let alone a moral one. It’s plain crazy.

Why The U.S. Still Needs Its Nuclear Weapons

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, arrive for a nuclear deal review meeting in Tehran

Whatever one believes, the fight over nuclear modernization must be taken seriously.

Why Nick Kristof And His Readers Are Wrong About The Iran Deal

Opinion | Peter Huessy
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Talking with enemies is fine. It’s what you talk about which is important.

Trust No One, Risk Everything: The Administration's Iran Strategy

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech to the nation in Tehran

A deal must be good enough for the Senate to avoid military force

Graham Allison's Yellow Submarine And American Blue Meanies

Opinion | Peter Huessy
Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran

There has been no “restraint” or “cooperation” on the part of Pyongyang, including in its nuclear program.