Sinan Ülgen

Articles by Sinan Ülgen

13 January 2016
Europe/RussiaMiddle East

Is this the end of Moscow-Ankara nuclear cooperation?

Sinan Ülgen

Russia’s Rosatom was about to break ground on Turkey’s first nuclear power plant. Amid a new rift between the two countries, the latter’s energy future hangs in the balance. 

1 January 2015
Global forum

The United States and Russia have obligated themselves to pursuing complete nuclear disarmament. But despite the two countries’ treaty obligations, it’s reasonable to wonder if Russia and the United States will ever accept the constraints on power that total disarmament implies.

31 October 2014

Zero: The correct goal?

Wael Al AssadLi BinSinan Ülgen

Though nuclear stockpiles have shrunk over the years, the largest nuclear powers exhibit limited interest in eliminating their arsenals entirely. Would warheads disappear faster if everyone accepted that minimum deterrence—not "zero"—is disarmament's destination?

27 October 2014

No nukes? No—no first use

The author argues that abolition of nuclear weapons is an unrealistic objective, but prevailing on all nuclear weapon states not to use these weapons first represents an achievable aim.

3 October 2014

Moralism and its failures

The author argues that the moral approach to disarmament fails to address key practical issues such as the risk of proliferation in a world from which nuclear weapons have been eliminated.

25 August 2014

The case against total nuclear disarmament

The author argues that complete nuclear disarmament would make the world less safe, and that achieving deep reductions in arsenals should be the goal of the global nuclear community.