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Driven by varying (mis)perceptions of the motives and capabilities of their adversaries, the United States, China, and Russia are pursuing their own versions of missile defenses. In this issue, we look at this expensive, ineffective, and potentially destabilizing international pursuit with the help of an extraordinary lineup of the world’s top missile defense experts. This special issue has been made entirely free-access until September, 2018. Explore the special issue on missile defense and visit our new website for what you need to know about the issues that matter.
Missile Defense, around the world and, perhaps, in space
Introduction: The great missile defense dilemma
Limitations on ballistic missile defense—past and possibly future
George Lewis, Frank von Hippel
A new boost-phase missile defense system—and its diplomatic uses in the North Korea dispute
James E. Goodby, Theodore A. Postol
US Ground-based midcourse missile defense: Expensive and unreliable
The vicissitudes of Russian missile defense
Why a space-based missile interceptor system is not viable
Thomas G. Roberts
China’s attitudes toward missile defense and its limitation
Deterrence and its discontents
The mythical benefits of military automation
Robert R. Hoffman, Nadine Sarter, Matthew Johnson, and John K. Hawley
Waste makes haste: How a campaign to speed up nuclear waste shipments shut down the WIPP long-term repository
The making of a non-proliferation law: A memoir
Garlin Gilchrist: Fighting fake news and the information apocalypse
Chinese nuclear forces, 2018
Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris
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