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 By Nicolas Giacometti

   Last month, Chritopher Preble and Matt Fay, respectively PhD student at Temple University and Vice-President for defence and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, published an article entitled “To Save the Submarines, Eliminate ICBMs and Bombers”. They argued that the extra $60 billion needed for the development of the…

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Zero is an Imaginary Number

By Daria Azarjew

     The international security environment has undoubtedly undergone a dynamic transformation since the United States emerged victoriously from the Cold War. Nuclear weapons no longer play the same role as they did during the duel of the two superpowers. Considering the brink of destruction which the U.S.-Soviet nuclear deadlock threatened the world with, the current movement for a “global zero” is understandable. While the merits of attaining a world…

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Sanctions: A Counter-Proliferation Tool

By Daniel Campos

The United States has sanctioned Iran over its illicit nuclear program for the last 17 years. The 2010 sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations have been the most debilitating sanctions ever imposed on a state. As a result of these sanctions, Iran’s economy has stopped growing, and its currency has lost over 50% of its value.  These…

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