Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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After the Nuclear Posture Review: Obama's disarming influence

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Scott D. Sagan - Co-Director of CISAC and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science; FSI Senior Fellow

Published by
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 2011

Article highlights (From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

  • It has been two years since President Obama pledged to take concrete steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
  • Other countries have responded to Obama's pledge, and to the new US nuclear posture that followed, with positive steps of their own.
  • The Obama administration must stay on message, and build on its accomplishments by ordering additional reductions in nuclear arms.