Cold War

William Perry talks Russia with The Octavian Report

William Perry talks Russia with The Octavian Report

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry shaped U.S. national security policy in the aftermath of the Cold War. But our deteriorating relations with Russia, he argues in an interview with The Octavian Report, have re-awakened many of the nuclear dangers the world faced then — and current global political imperatives make taking real steps towards disarmament more unlikely with every passing day.  

Doomed to Cooperate: How Russian and American scientists collaborated to avert nuclear disaster at the end of the Cold War

Doomed to Cooperate: How Russian and American scientists collaborated to avert nuclear disaster at the end of the Cold War

Before its collapse in 1991, the Soviet Union had some 27,000 nuclear weapons stockpiled across the Republic and enough weapons grade plutonium and uranium to triple that number. When the USSR fell, nuclear experts faced a precarious dilemma - how to prevent these now "loose" nukes from falling into the hands of those who could use these materials to unleash nuclear disaster on the world?