Author Archives: Scott Ritter

Who Says Economic Sanctions Work?

One need only look at North Korea and Iraq to see that the new oil embargo on Iran will fail too.

Trump Surrenders to John Bolton on Russia and Arms Control

Of course he’s not the first president the arch hawk has convinced to ditch a nuke treaty.

Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

But is the U.S. now allowing its last remnants to survive in Syria to spite Tehran?

Is Trump Letting Al-Qaeda Sympathizers Survive in Syria?

Washington’s mistake of arming the Mujahedeen against the Russians 40 years ago gave us the Taliban. We’re doing it again.

U.S. Again Cries ‘Chemical Warfare’ in Syria

Officials still can’t confirm there was a gas attack in April. So on what grounds do they predict a new one?

Let’s See Who’s Bluffing in the Criminal Case Against the Russians

Putin twice invoked an obscure 1999 treaty with the U.S. that could obligate his cooperation in such investigations.

Trump Needs to Put Up or Shut Up on Russian Arms Race

If he doesn’t, the nuclear buildup he so callously advocates will become a reality, with Moscow several laps ahead.

Trump Will Never Get a Better Deal With Iran

And any agreement with North Korea will probably look like the JCPOA he despises.

Iran’s Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again

Israel’s timely You Tube gambit against Tehran would be frightening–if it were true.

Trump’s Rush to Judgment on Syria Chemical Attack

We need hard evidence about what happened in Douma before threatening war.

No, Putin Isn’t Bluffing on Nukes

Trump says no one wants an arms race, but the Russians are already out of the gate.

Nunes vs. Schiff and the Allegory of the Cave

Conditioned by partisan images, the American public misses the real danger: The FISA warrant process.

Trump Nuke Plan Resets the Doomsday Clock

Stunning new strategy calls for more tactical weapons and nuclear retaliation against cyber threats.

In the Russian Collusion Debate, Who’s Fooling Who?

The latest narrative about Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier doesn’t pass the smell test.

Propaganda Aiming to Prove Iran Supplied Missiles Backfires

Closer look shows we are more vulnerable to ballistic weapons than we think. Here’s why.

The Nuke ‘Treaty That Ended the Cold War’ is Unraveling

The Trump administration signals a game of chicken with Russia, which could mean the death of arms control.

The Democratic Law Firm Behind the Russian Collusion Narrative

How a high-powered practice contracted oppo-research on Trump—and then pushed a hack story.

After Nine Months, Only Stale Crumbs in Russia Inquiry

The ‘briefing’ is just another exercise in preferred narrative boosting.

U.S. Missile Defense: Not as Effective As We Think

Can THAAD avoid the system failures of the first Gulf War?

Trump Quietly Promises Billions in New Nuke Contracts

This could trigger a new arms race with Russia and China.

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