McCain’s Nuclear Options

Two views of John McCain’s address on nuclear proliferation. Nikolas Gvosdev, who examines it through a political lens and gives it a qualified approval, and the CSIS’ John Wolfsthal (guest posting at Democracy Arsenal), who examines it through a non-proliferation lens and gives it a once over with an aluminum baseball bat. Interestingly, Gvosdev found a parallel between McCain’s treatment of Russia and the rhetoric Brack Obama used in his speech to the Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs back in April 2007. Ironic, given the differences in how they’d actually deal with Russia.