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Bennett Ramberg

Bennett Ramberg

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Bennett Ramberg, a former foreign affairs officer in the US State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, is the author of Nuclear Power Plants as Weapons for the Enemy (University of California Press, 1985).

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  1. Preparing for a Russian Nuclear Meltdown
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    Preparing for a Russian Nuclear Meltdown

    Nov 10, 2023 Bennett Ramberg urges American policymakers to start planning for scenarios in which Vladimir Putin’s regime collapses.

  2. The Danger of Nuclear Reactors in War
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    The Danger of Nuclear Reactors in War

    Aug 5, 2022 Bennett Ramberg shows why the world needs a formal agreement banning attacks on live reactors and related facilities.

  3. The Risk of Nuclear Disaster in Ukraine
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    The Risk of Nuclear Disaster in Ukraine

    Feb 14, 2022 Bennett Ramberg sees a Chernobyl-scale catastrophe, or worse, as the biggest underappreciated risk of a Russian invasion.

  4. Israel's Nuclear Option Against Iran
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    Israel's Nuclear Option Against Iran

    Dec 8, 2021 Bennett Ramberg thinks stopping the Islamic Republic's weapons program may require threatening a tactical preemptive strike.

  5. Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible?
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    Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible?

    Mar 9, 2021 Bennett Ramberg urges the Biden administration to combine deterrence with a normalization of diplomatic relations.

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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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