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EVALUATING THE NPT (April 13, 2014)

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS AND INFORMATION CONSUMERS (March 7, 2014)

"MINIMUM DETERRENCE" AND NONPROLIFERATION (January 25, 2014)

CTBT AND THE SENATE (December 21, 2013)

THE "INTERIM" IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL: DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN? (November 27, 2013)

STRATEGIC CAUTION, CONFRONTATION, AND THE "CHINESE DREAM" OF A SINOCENTRIC WORLD (November 20, 2013)

THINKING ABOUT A "VERY LOW" NUCLEAR FORCE POSTURE (October 19, 2013)

"IF CHINA RULED" -- A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT (September 18, 2013)

A PERSPECTIVE UPON ARMS CONTROL (August 28, 2013)

U.S.-AUSTRALIA DIALOGUE: SCENE-SETTER (August 2, 2013)

THINKING ABOUT CTBT (July 3, 2013)

CYBER ESPIONAGE AND CHINA'S DREAM OF NATIONAL "RETURN"  (June 5, 2013)

ISSUE-SPOTTING THE FEBRUARY 2013 DPRK NUCLEAR TEST (May 18, 2013)

THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION'S "OPERATING SYSTEM" AND THE "CHINESE DREAM" OF GLOBAL "RETURN"  (April 30, 2013)

THE INCOHERENCE OF "DISARMAMENT VERSUS NONPROLIFERATION" (April 14, 2013)

THINKING ABOUT THE U.S. "PIVOT" TO ASIA (March 23, 2013)

GUEST BLOG: ELBRIDGE COLBY ON "THE EVOLVING NUCLEAR LANDSCAPE IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC"  (March 8, 2012)

ARMS CONTROL AND STRATEGIC STABILITY (February 14, 2013)

"AIR/SEA BATTLE," ESCALATION, AND U.S. STRATEGY IN THE PACIFIC (February 5, 2013)

NUCLEAR WEAPONS SPENDING: A STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE? (January 23, 2013)

SINOCENTRISM FOR THE INFORMATION AGE: COMMENTS ON THE 4th XIANGSHAN FORUM (January 13, 2013)

TRANS-PACIFIC TRUST AND ARMS CONTROL (January 4, 2013)

IAEA LEGAL STANDARDS: THE FINAL ROUND (December 27, 2012)

OBAMA'S "NIXON IN CHINA" MOMENT ON DISARMAMENT (December 18, 2012)

WHAT TAIWAN CAN TEACH CHINA'S NEW LEADERS (December 11, 2012)

DISARMAMENT AND NONPROLIFERATION IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS (December 6, 2012)

IAEA LEGAL STANDARDS: A FURTHER COLLOQUY (November 29, 2012)

U.S. LEADERSHIP AND SECURITY AGAINST NUCLEAR TERRORISM (November 25, 2012)

IRAN, NONPROLIFERATION, AND THE IAEA: A LEGAL HISTORY (November 12, 2012)

IAEA LEGAL STANDARDS: A BULLETIN OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS COLLOQUY (November 5, 2012)

OBAMA'S DANGEROUS CONFIDENCE ON IRAN (October 31, 2012)

THE FOREIGN POLICY DEBATE AND THE "INCREDIBLE SHRINKING OBAMA"  (October 23, 2012)

FORD AND BROWN ON EAST ASIAN SECURITY (October 5, 2012)

MAKING SENSE OF THE NUCLEAR POSTURE -- AND MAKING IT MAKE SENSE (September 28, 2012)

COLLOQUY: ANNE HARRINGTON AND CHRIS FORD ON "NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS A CURRENCY OF POWER"  (September 20, 2012)

CHINA VIEWS AMERICA (August 15, 2012)

IRAN PREPARES EXCUSES FOR BOMB-GRADE URANIUM OUTSIDE SAFEGUARDS (July 24, 2012)

A STATE OF MORAL CONFUCIAN (July 13, 2012)

THINKING ABOUT A POLY-NUCLEAR MIDDLE EAST (July 9, 2012)

PERILOUS PRECEDENTS: PROLIFERATION AS POLICY IN ALTERNATIVE NUCLEAR FUTURES (June 30, 2012)

HEDGING AND ENGAGING WITH A FUTURE "STRONG CHINA" (June 15, 2012)

"OCCUPY WALL STREET" AND COMMUNIST CHINESE PROPAGANDA (June 4, 2012)

CONCEPTUAL CHALLENGES OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE (May 24 ,2012)

AMERICAN "SOFT POWER": ALLURE AND CONFUSION (May 17, 2012)

NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THE FUTURE OF U.S. POLICY (May 8, 2012)

UNPACKING THE U.S.-DPRK LEAP DAY "AGREEMENT"  (April 9, 2012)

KOREAN DENUCLEARIZATION: PRINCIPLES AND PROPOSALS (April 6, 2012)

THE CONTINUING DPRK NUCLEAR IMPASSE: DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH (March 14, 2012)

GUEST BLOG BY GREG SCHULTE: "MOVING TOWARD A SPACE CODE OF CONDUCT"  (February 29, 2012)

A WARY DIPLOMAT'S GUIDE TO ARMS CONTROL PITFALLS (February 16 ,2012)

NORTH KOREAN "DENUCLEARIZATION" AFTER KIM JONG-IL (February 8, 2012)

LATE QING REFORMERS AND TODAY'S CHINESE COMMUNISTS VIEW AMERICA: PLUS CA CHANGE? (January 24, 2012)

IRAN AIN'T JAPAN (January 11, 2012)

NONPROLIFERATION AND COVERT WAR: IRAN AND BEYOND (December 7, 2011)

THE NPT REVIEW PROCESS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROLIFERATION (December 1, 2011)

NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT (November 16, 2011)

WHEN CENSOR MEETS SPIN DOCTOR: LIBERTY, THE INTERNET, AND POWER IN CHINA (November 10, 2011)

A 2012 VOTER'S GUIDE TO NONPROLIFERATION AND ARMS CONTROL ISSUES (October 31, 2011)

MISINTERPRETING THE NPT (October 24, 2011)

NATIONAL SECURITY CHALENGES IN CYBERSPACE (October 5, 2011)

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 2012 NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT (September 27, 2011)

LOOKING BACK AT 9/11, TEN YEARS ON (September 23, 2011)

GUEST BLOG: GREGORY SCHULTE ON SPACE SECURITY -- "ADJUSTING TO AN EVOLVING DOMAIN"  (September 13, 2011)

DEBATING MILITARY STRATEGY IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC: A DIALOGUE (September 6, 2011)

FROM RAGS TO ENRICHES: LASERS AND URANIUM PRODUCTION (August 24, 2011)

GUEST BLOG: KEITH PAYNE ON "DETERRENCE AND STABILITY BEYOND 'NEW START'"  (August 17, 2011)

ARMS CONTROL AND DETERRENCE BEYOND "NEW START"  (August 10, 2011)

CHINA AND THE CYBER LANDSCAPE (August 2, 2011)

AMERICA AND A NUCLEAR-ARMED IRAN (July 28, 2011)

MORE ON SOVEREIGNTY: A DIALOGUE (July 18, 2011)

NONPROLIFERATION MULTILATERALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS (July 12, 2011)

ON SOVEREIGNTY (July 4, 2011)

LAW, LEGITIMACY, AND LIBYA: TYRANTS AND CUSTOMARY LAW (June 28, 2011)

CONTROLLING CYBER THREATS (June 21, 2011)

TWENTY-ONE PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21st CENTURY (June 9, 2011)

CHALLENGES OF KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING: VERIFICATION DIPLOMACY AND POLITICS (June 1, 2011)

WEAPONS RECONSTITUTION AND STRATEGIC STABILITY (May 23, 2011)

SOME MUSINGS ON CLIMATE POLITICS (May 16, 2011)

THE BIN LADEN RAID: THIS ISN'T YOUR FATHER'S CIA (May 9, 2011)

A SURVEY OF THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LANDSCAPE (May 5, 2011)

GUEST BLOG: PAUL INGRAM ON NATO NUCLEAR POLICY (April 25, 2011)

STILL STRUGGLING WITH FMCT (April 18, 2011)

GUEST BLOG:  ELBRIDGE COLBY ON "GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE NEW NUCLEAR GUIDANCE" (April 11, 2011)

NUCLEAR NEGOTIATION WITH THE DPRK: WHERE NOW? (April 5, 2011)

NATO, "NUCLEAR SHARING," AND THE "INF ANALOGY" (March 30, 2011)

THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE (March 24, 2011)

TESTIMONY ON "CHINA'S NARRATIVES REGARDING NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY" (March 14, 2011)

A WORD OF CAUTION ABOUT CYBER ARMS CONTROL (March 8, 2011)

NUCLEAR DETERRENCE WITH UNUSABLE WEAPONS? (March 2, 2011)

ON SANCTIONS ... AND IRAN (February 14, 2011)

FORD AND MISTRY: A COLLOQUY ON SOUTH ASIAN NUCLEAR STABILITY (February 1, 2011)

MUSINGS ON POLITICAL IDEOLOGY THROUGH THE LENS OF COMPLEXITY (January 25, 2011)

SOUTH ASIAN SECURITY AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROLIFERATION (January 20, 2011)

HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS: "UNFAIRNESS" IN NUCLEAR WEAPONS POSSESSION (January 10, 2011)

THE CATCH-22 OF NFU (January 4, 2011)

LAW AND THE WORM (December 29, 2010)

GUEST BLOG: ELBRIDGE COLBY ON "THE SUBSTITUTION FALLACY" (December 24, 2010)

CONVENTIONAL "REPLACEMENT" OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS? (December 19, 2010)

COUNTER-TERRORISM AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION (December 13, 2010)

A NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT COLLOQUY: WELLEN AND FORD (December 7, 2010)

POLITICS AND VERIFICATION: LESSONS OF NORTH KOREA (December 1, 2010)

IS "WEAPONLESS DETERRENCE" POSSIBLE? (November 25, 2010)

NUCLEAR "DE-ALERTING" AND EFFECTIVE DECISION TIME (November 21, 2010)

A NUCLEAR COLLOQUY: LOWRY AND FORD ON "THE NUCLEAR BAZAAR" (November 15, 2010)

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGAINST WMD PROLIFERATION (November 8, 2010)

DISARMAMENT VERSUS NONPROLIFERATION? (October 29, 2010)

CHINA, HISTORY, AND THE FUTURE (October 20, 2010)

THE TREATY AFTER NEXT? (October 6, 2010)

A NUCLEAR-ARMED IRAN IN THE FUTURE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT (September 27, 2010)

A NUCLEAR TESTING COLLOQUY: PIERCE CORDEN AND CHRIS FORD (September 20, 2010)

POLITICS AND INTERNET GOVERNANCE (September 14, 2010)

A NUCLEAR DETERRENCE COLLOQUY: STEVEN LEEPER AND CHRIS FORD (September 7, 2010)

RUSSIA TAKES A SWING AT COMPLIANCE ANALYSIS (August 30, 2010)

DUMBING-DOWN IRANIAN COMPLIANCE ANALYSIS (August 23, 2010)

NUCLEAR TESTING AND THE NONCOMPLIANCE REPORT (August 16, 2010)

THE ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE PROCESS AND HERZL'S DILEMMA (August 10, 2010)

CRYING FOWL?  NONDELEGATION AND "NEW START" (August 5, 2010)

SELLING "NEW START" (July 28, 2010)

"NEW START" AND MISSILE DEFENSE (July 26, 2010)

"NEW START" AND PROMPT STRIKE (July 23, 2010)

HERE COME THE CYBER-PRIVATEERS (July 19, 2010)

CHINESE CONCEPTIONS OF GLOBAL ORDER (July 14, 2010)

THE INFLATION OF "NATIONAL SECURITY" (July 12, 2010)

THE OFFICER KRUPKE THEORY OF PROLIFERATION (June 30, 2010)

IRAN'S COMING NUCLEAR "OPACITY" (June 25, 2010)

NONPROLIFERATION IN STRATEGIC ASIA (June 22, 2010)

A CONVENIENTLY PARTIAL IRANIAN ARMS EMBARGO (June 17, 2010)

WIKILEAKS, SECRETS, AND HYPOCRISY (June 16, 2010)

WHY NOT NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT? (June 14, 2010)

COMPLEXITY SCIENCE: CHALLENGES FOR POLICYMAKERS (June 11, 2010)

CRACKS IN THE SHELL OF GLOBALIST TREATY-UNIVERSALISM? (June 7, 2010)

CYBER OPERATIONS: SOME POLICY CHALLENGES (June 3, 2010)

THE 2010 NPT REVIEW CONFERENCE FINAL DOCUMENT (June 1, 2010)

ASSESSING THE NPT DEBATES SO FAR (May 24, 2010)

TOMORROW'S DISARMAMENT DEBATES (May 20, 2010)

LOWRY & FORD: AN EXCHANGE ON IRAN AND NPT OUTLIERS (May 13, 2010)

“NEW START” ELIMINATES ARMS LIMITS FOR SEVEN YEARS (May 11, 2010)

THE 2010 NPT REVCON’S “NGO DAY” -- AN ALTERNATIVE CIVIL SOCIETY VIEW OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE (May 10, 2010)

MORE ON “NEW START”: AN INSIDER RESPONDS, AND FORD COMMENTS (May 3, 2010)

AFTER THE SECURITY SUMMIT AND THE REVCON: WHAT NEXT? (April 29, 2010)

SOME THOUGHTS ON NPT “GUARDIANS,” “SPOILERS,” AND “FREE RIDERS” (April 28, 2010)

DOES “NEW START” FUMBLE RELOADS AND RAIL-MOBILE ICBMS? (April 26, 2010)

HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TESTIMONY ON THE NPT REVCON (April 23, 2010)

CONTROLLING NUCLEAR MATERIALS WORLDWIDE: ASSESSING THE SUMMIT (April 14, 2010)

THE “NEW START” AGREEMENT: “REDUCED BY A THIRD” ... OR NOT? (April 9, 2010)

THE OBAMA NPR: ISSUE-BY-ISSUE ACCOUNT AND COMMENTS (April 7 , 2010)

OBAMA NUCLEAR REVIEW IS, SHOCKINGLY, NOT AWFUL (April 7, 2010)

THE OBAMA NUCLEAR REVIEW: INITIAL REACTIONS (April 6, , 2010)

FORD RESPONDS TO DAVID LOWRY: NUCLEAR MODERNIZATION (April 2, 2010)

GUEST BLOG: DAVID LOWRY ON DISARMAMENT, THE NPT, AND MODERNIZATION (April 2, 2010)

POST-START NUMBERS AND NUCLEAR MODERNIZATION (March 30, 2010)

THE U.S. NONPROLIFERATION AGENDA AND THE 2010 NPT REVIEW CONFERENCE (March 26 , 2010)

AOL.NEWS OP-ED: WAITING FOR OBAMA’S POLICY ON NUKES (March 8, 2010)

CONTROLLING NUCLEAR MATERIALS WORLDWIDE (March 1, 2010)

WELLEN AND FORD: AN EXCHANGE ON ARMS CONTROL VERIFICATION (February 26, 2010)

DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: NUCLEAR COMMAND AND CONTROL IN A NUCLEAR-ARMED MIDDLE EAST(February 24, 2010)

EAST ASIA AND PROLIFERATION: STORM WARNINGS? (February 22, 2010)

NONPROLIFERATION, ARMS CONTROL, DISARMAMENT, AND “SALLY FIELD DIPLOMACY”: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S FIRST YEAR (January 21, 2010)

SOME THOUGHTS ON HOW NOT TO DO WMD INTELLIGENCE: LESSONS OF POLITICIZATION AFTER IRAQ (January 4, 2010)

LIVING IN THE "NEW NORMAL" OF COUNTER-TERRORISM (December 16, 2009)

UNPACKING THE NOBEL SPEECH: JUST WAR, MULTILATERALISM, AND NUCLEAR COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT (December 12, 2009)

THE PROMISE AND PROBLEMS OF SECURITY COUNCIL “AUTOMATICITY” (December 7, 2009)

GUEST BLOG: BENNETT RAMBERG ON THE SECURITY COUNCIL (AND IAEA) (December 6, 2009)

GUEST BLOG: DAVID LOWRY RESPONDS TO FORD ON THE NPT (December 3, 2009)

STRENGTHENING THE NPT REVIEW PROCESS: SUBSTANCE IS KEY (November 23, 2009)

MORE IRANIAN SAFEGUARDS VIOLATIONS: WHAT WILL THE IAEA DO? (November 20, 2009)

DIPLOMATIC CHALLENGES FOR THE U.S. NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW (October 28, 2009)

SAME PLANET, DIFFERENT WORLDS? THE U.S. NUCLEAR CONSENSUS AND THE DIPLOMATIC CONVENTIONAL WISDOM (October 23, 2009)

ELBARADISM AND THE IRANIAN GOAL OF A FAIT ACCOMPLI (October 17, 2009)

GUEST BLOG: GEORGE PERKOVICH “CONTINUING THE DIALOGUE” ABOUT THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR CRISIS (October 16, 2009)

THE  DAWN OF NETWORK WARFARE: WHITHER DETERRENCE? (October 14, 2009)

LAW, IRAN, AND THE BOMB (October 7, 2009)

GUEST BLOG: GEORGE PERKOVICH ON “IRAN: THE POWER OF RULES” (October 7, 2009)

NOT TOO IMPRESSIVE AN IMPROVISATION: ASSESSING THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR TALKS OF OCTOBER 1, 2009 (October 2, 2009)

LEARNING TO SPEAK DISARMAMENT IN THE LANGUAGE OF SECURITY (September 29, 2009)

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, NONPROLIFERATION, AND THE “CREDIBILITY THESIS” (September 27, 2009)

TEST BAN TREATY, TAKE TWO: BANNING TESTS WON’T STOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT(September 26, 2009)

ASSESSING THE FINAL U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT (September 25, 2009)

ANALYSIS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S DRAFT U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT (September 15, 2009)

OBAMA’S CHANCE TO SET THINGS STRAIGHT ON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS (September 14, 2009)

REACTING TO "NUKES AND THE VOW” (PART II) (August 31, 2009)

REACTING TO "NUKES AND THE VOW” (PART I) (August 31, 2009)

GETTING READY TO GET "SPACE WEAPONS" WRONG (August 27, 2009)

OF "WET WORK" AND CONGRESSIONAL REPORTING: THE SCANDAL THAT (APPARENTLY) ISN'T(August 2, 2009)

NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT ATTITUDES AND PERSPECTIVES: TROUBLING DIVERGENCES (July 29, 2009)

FORD RESPONDS TO RUSS WELLEN’S QUESTIONS ON FMCT (July 28, 2009)

ASSESSING THE BUSH-OBAMA DOCTRINE OF "GLOBAL" COUNTER-TERRORIST "WAR" (July 28, 2009)

GUEST BLOG: RUS WELLEN (“THE DEPROLIFERATOR”) (July 28, 2009)

FMCT VERIFICATION: “EFFECTIVE” OR NOT? (July 20, 2009)

NUKES AND THE VOW: SECURITY STRATEGY AS PEACEWORK (July 15, 2009)

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Note:

The New Paradigms Forum website was established in July 2009.  Below appear a number of  documents from earlier dates that may be of interest to NPF readers.  They appear as blog postings here corresponding to their date of original release elsewhere.

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PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR EAST-WEST COOPERATION ON ARMS CONTROL, NONPROLIFERATION, AND DISARMAMENT (June 10, 2009)

SPEAKING CANDIDLY ABOUT NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT (May 5, 2009)

FIVE PLUS THREE: HOW TO HAVE A MEANINGFUL AND HELPFUL FISSILE MATERIAL CUTOFF TREATY (March 1, 2009)

INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS: A TOOL TO SERVE OUR INTERESTS (January 23, 2009)

RELATIONS BETWEEN INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS AND POLICYMAKERS: LESSONS OF IRAQ (January 22, 2009)

TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP IN ARMS CONTROL AND NONPROLIFERATION (January 21, 2009)

A NEW PARADIGM: SHATTERING OBSOLETE THINKING ON ARMS CONTROL AND NONPROLIFERATION (November 5, 2008)

DISARMAMENT AND NON-NUCLEAR STABILITY IN TOMORROW'S WORLD (August 31, 2007)

THE PROMISE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PEACEFUL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY (August 27, 2007)

SOME THOUGHTS ON DISARMAMENT ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD (August 27, 2007)

A WORK PLAN FOR THE 2010 REVIEW CYCLE: COPING WITH CHALLENGES FACING THE NONPROLIFERATION REGIME (April 30, 2007)

THE UNITED STATES AND THE FISSILE MATERIAL CUTOFF TREATY (March 17, 2007)

ACHIEVING AND SUSTAINING NUCLEAR WEAPONS ELIMINATION (March 17, 2007)

NPT ARTICE IV: PEACEFUL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY (May 18, 2005)

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