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Adam Mount

Articles by Adam Mount

4 May 2017

The US nuclear modernization program is slated to bring profound changes to all three legs of the nuclear triad. But with Donald Trump in office, modernization now operates in a different context.

7 March 2017

A nuclear weapons ban should first do no harm to the NPT

Adam MountRichard Nephew

Simple additions to the text of a new ban treaty would keep it from being used as a cover for non-compliance with the existing non-proliferation regime.

31 August 2016

Deterrence is the best assurance

Adam Mount

The Obama years have strengthened US alliances, but the next administration will have to work to strengthen deterrence too. 

28 January 2016

The indelicate balance of nuclear modernization

Adam Mount

Closing small and hypothetical gaps in the US nuclear arsenal isn’t worth the expense and won’t eliminate risk. 

28 October 2015

Time for a different kind of US-Russian arms control

Adam Mount

Contrary to popular opinion, Washington and Moscow should strive now to make progress on bilateral arms control. A more ambitious treaty that limits modernization plans can help stabilize a volatile situation.

21 August 2015

Questioning the case for new nuclear weapons

Adam Mount

Recent calls for building new nuclear weapons may rest on a mistake. The threat of limited war may be a better reason not to build them.

28 April 2015

The NPT in review

Adam Mount

Why this year's Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is likely to be contentious 

23 April 2015

A constructive ban-the-bomb movement

Adam MountNaomi Egel

Why a constructive relationship between the United States and the humanitarian movement on the impacdt of nuclear weapons use is in common interest

6 April 2015
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Why the Iran framework is extraordinary

Adam Mount

To reach the accord, the United States needed quality intelligence, smart outreach to an enemy, and an innovative approach to nuclear safeguards. It got all three.

5 March 2015

The fiscal threat to nuclear strategy

Adam Mount

If the Obama administration does not put in place an affordable nuclear weapons strategy for the coming decades, nuclear strategy will be set by bureaucratic struggles and congressional politics. This is not strategy; it is an accident waiting to happen.