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Lucien Crowder

Senior Editor, Development and Disarmament Roundtable

Articles by Lucien Crowder

8 August 2016

Counting down to midnight with the president

Lucien Crowder

Control of nuclear weapons requires an even temperament. But when the president gets just four minutes to decide on launching a massive nuclear strike, does temperament make much difference?

3 July 2016
Global forum

Over a single April day in 1986, a little-known place called Chernobyl became infamous. Twenty-five years later, a similar fate befell Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture.

28 December 2015

The best of the roundtables, 2015

Lucien Crowder

A choice selection of pieces from our Deveopment and Disarmament Roundtable series

17 September 2015
Americas

Our not so peaceful nuclear future

Lucien Crowder
13 August 2015
AmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Decoding the Iran Agreement, Part 2: Jon Wolfsthal

Lucien Crowder

Congressional rejection of the Iran agreement would only strengthen Iran's hand, the White House nonproliferation and arms control expert maintained 

3 June 2015

Space weapons and nuclear war

Janice SinclaireLucien Crowder

Amid tension between nuclear-armed nations, one side uses antisatellite weapons to disable its adversary's space assets. Is it seeking advantage in a conventional conflict—or preparing a nuclear first strike? In this scenario, the cost of miscalculation could be vast. How can the risk be mitigated? 

31 December 2014

Discussions worth hearing out

Lucien Crowder

Some of the best from our Development and Disarmament Roundtable series

1 May 2014

A modest proposal on climate: Public disengagement

Lucien Crowder

If granted the obscurity and freedom of action that disarmament bureaucrats enjoy, the technocratic elites who work to arrest climate change might just manage to save the planet.