The most important strategic foreign policy issue facing the next President and Congress will be how to prevent the further spread of nuclear weapons. Why is the Bush Administration keen on deploying a technology that doesn't work against a threat that doesn't exist? Does the concept of democracy matter at all when it comes to the issue of missile defense? "Axis of Evil" targeted by US nuclear weapons: US nuke list mushroomed in 2003 from traditional Cold War adversaries to smaller nations with nuclear ambitions. Does the Cuban Missile Crisis hold any lessons for today? Arsenal of words: Arms race chronicler Richard Rhodes says the US repeated Cold War mistakes before the hot war in Iraq, and more and more and more on Arsenals of Folly. A review of The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger by Jonathan Schell. Speaking across the ages: How to design a future-proof nuclear waste bunker.

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