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Opinion Nuclear arms control is moribund, but its necessity is not

The 10th review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty began Monday at the U.N. Nuclear arms control negotiations might be moribund, but their necessity is not, writes Julian Zelizer. Arms control treaties depend on political willpower and trust of those who sign them, he says. Zelizer: Arms control helped reduce risk during the Cold War, when superpower adversaries struck treaties with one another. He says the goal of arms control is still a valid quest, if a far more difficult one, but it's still necessary to reduce risk and make the world safer. Writers: It's time to take U.S. and Russian missiles off launch-ready alert together.