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Matthew R. Costlow

Defense Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy

Matthew R. Costlow is a Senior Analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy. He is author of “Safety in Diversity: The Strategic Value of ICBMs and GBSD in the Nuclear Triad.” 

No ICBMs? Big Problems

We must dispel the unfounded fears of false alarms, place the cost in context, and seriously consider the unpleasant consequences of eliminating ICBMs from the U.S. nuclear force.


Russia Is Turning Up Its Nuclear Rhetoric. That’s a Problem

U.S. and NATO officials have an interest in steering Russian bluster away from its rising focus on nuclear weapons.


Don’t Give Russia the Gift of Extending New START

With Moscow’s recent behavior, there’s no need to rush on a treaty that still has nearly three years to run.