Why modernize the US nuclear arsenal? The US government should instead fulfill its legal obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and end the nuclear weapons era through diplomacy and negotiations.
The G20 summit meeting in Brisbane has two levels: the overt grandstanding and posturing that politicians love, and a deeper, far more sinister agenda.
Frances A. Chiu is writing a book on Thomas Paine's Rights of Man for Routledge. A graduate of Oxford University, she teaches literature and history at The New School.