Jonathan Pearl

Articles by Jonathan Pearl

18 February 2011

After New START: Challenges and opportunities for 21st century arms control

Jonathan Pearl

Now that the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) has finally entered into force, how will the Obama administration achieve further bilateral nuclear reductions with Russia? With tremendous effort, public engagement, and compromise. Negotiating a follow-on agreement promises to be difficult and divisive -- even more so than with New START -- because it will force both countries to reassess deeply ingrained beliefs about how nuclear and non-nuclear assets affect national security.

25 October 2010

Charting a smarter course for a US-Jordan nuclear deal

Jonathan Pearl

If the Obama administration wants to set a new, strengthened standard for nuclear cooperation agreements, it must take a counterintuitive decision: relax demands that Jordan forgo uranium enrichment in order to secure a nuclear partnership with Washington.