David Cortright

David Cortright is director of policy studies at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and author, most recently, of Towards Nuclear Zero (with Raimo Väyrynen).

The New START treaty between the U.S. and Russia lowers the number of permitted nuclear warheads by approximately 30 percent. That is still too many, but it is an important step.
June 21, 2011