A statement by Executive Director John Tierney on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Pentagon budget request was quoted in Breaking Defense. Former Congressman John Tierney, director for the progressive Council for a Livable World, said in a statement that the Pentagon’s budget “should still be further reduced during congressional budget consideration” since “much work remains […]
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Executive Director John Tierney was featured on the Beyond Politics podcast, on which he discussed CLW’s founding, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Russian diplomacy, forever wars, Yemen and China.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell told DefenseNews that there’s still hope for a U.S. return to the Open Skies Treaty, which President Trump formally withdrew from. Given the partisan dynamics of the Senate, it’s unclear the upper chamber could muster the two-thirds majority required to re-ratify the treaty. However, Biden may be able to re-enter […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell wrote an op-ed in Defense News about four steps President-elect and longtime Council endorsee Joe Biden must take to reset the nuclear agenda. While the danger of nuclear weapons was rarely mentioned on the presidential campaign trail, the nuclear weapons policy approaches of the two candidates stood in stark contrast. In […]
Council Board member Jules Zacher co-authored an op-ed explaining why the Presidential sole authority to launch nuclear weapons must be done away with. Even level-headed presidents could make a bad call if their decision is based on systems that suffer from human or machine error. Recall in January 2018 when the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency […]