U.S. Foreign Policy

  • On April 5th, 2009, two years ago today, young President Barack Obama rose to the podium in Hradčany Square at the heart of historic Prague, Czech Republic.

    April 5, 2011 - By Reid Pauly
  • By Joe Cirincione and Paul Carroll

    On March 11, there were 443 nuclear reactors operating around the world. On March 12, that number shrunk by four.

    March 25, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • In an annual Washington rite on Thursday, the head of the U.S. intelligence community will publicly brief the Senate on the major threats facing the nation.

    March 10, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • In a stunning trans-Atlantic announcement on December 19, 2003, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush said Libya had agreed, after nine months of secret talks, to publicly disclose and dismantle all nuclear,

    March 1, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Joe joins Ed Schultz on MSNBC to discuss the Obama administration's policy towards Iran. Watch the full interview below or at MSNBC.

    January 18, 2011 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • By Joseph Cirincione

    The strategic calculus for dealing with Iran's nuclear program has shifted dramatically in the past month.

    January 18, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • On December 22, 2010, the Senate approved the New START nuclear reduction treaty in a strong, bipartisan 71-26 vote. The new treaty reduces our stockpile of nuclear weapons, puts inspectors back on the ground in Russia and places the U.S.

    December 22, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • When the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are united, they usually get what they want. And they really want the New START treaty.

    America’s national security elites have come out in force in support of New START. Just this morning, five former Republican secretaries of state urged the Senate to ratify the treaty in an op-ed for The Washington Post. They wrote, “we have here an agreement that is clearly in our national interest.”

    December 2, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione
  • The Arms Control Association -- the authoritative source on arms control and a Ploughshares Fund grantee -- has compiled an extensive list of editorials and

    December 2, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • A Washington showdown looms on the critical New Start treaty this year. Confronted with GOP calls for delay, more than three-dozen former senior military and national security leaders are weighing in with their strong support for approving the treaty this year.

    November 30, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione