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James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy


On a recent Friday night in Moscow, I went for a stroll through Gorky Park, along the Moscow River. Mothers were pushing their toddlers in strollers; couples were walking hand-in-hand; people in paddle boats were cruising around a pond. I thought of how my own daughters would enjoy this scene. And then, like a bath of ice water down my back, it hit me: these are the people at whom my country has thousands of nuclear weapons pointed, and whose country has thousands of such weapons pointed at us. The horrifying insanity of that fact left me breathless.


Bunn, Matthew. "In Gorky Park, With Nuclear Worries." The Hill. August 13, 2018.