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Machine-Gunning Mosquitoes: Adventures in Nonproliferation

August 29, 2016, marks the 25th anniversary of the closing of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, which saw more than 450 nuclear tests carried out by the former Soviet Union. In his new book, Doomed to Cooperate, Siegfried Hecker tells the story behind the story, a historic marker to the end of nuclear animosity between the two superpowers and—it was hoped—a milestone in the beginning of an era of cooperation. For William H. Tobey, former deputy administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), it is “the greatest nonproliferation story never told.” Until now.

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A [Cold] War by Any Other Name

A [Cold] War by Any Other Name

The Corporation's Eugene Scherbakov reviews the latest book on U.S.-Russia relations by Robert Legvold.  Read the review and watch video of Levgold discussing Return to Cold War.

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The Greatest Threat: Nuclear Terrorism in an Age Of Vulnerability

The Greatest Threat: Nuclear Terrorism in an Age Of Vulnerability

As world leaders gather for the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., this feature examines the threat of nuclear terrorism and what can be done to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.

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African Politics, African Peace 

If Africa aspires to achieve its ambitious goal of ‘silencing the guns’, it must deepen and strengthen the African Union’s politics of peace in all its normative, ownership, and security dimensions.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Protecting NYC

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Protecting NYC

Thanks to the Wilson Center’s Foreign Policy Fellowship Program, a group of congressional staffers came to New York to meet directly with various security agencies and get a rare behind-the-scenes look at how they keep the city safe.

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