Peter Huessy

Peter Huessy is Director of Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute, and senior consulting analyst at Ravenna Associates, a strategic communications company. He was the senior defense consultant at the National Defense University Foundation for 22 years. He has been a guest lecturer at the US Naval Academy on US nuclear deterrent policy for the past four years.

Mr. Huessy is a defense analyst specializing in congressional, budget and policy developments on nuclear deterrent policy, strategic nuclear modernization, terrorism, counter-terrorism, immigration, state-sponsored terrorism, missile defense, especially US-Israeli joint defense efforts, arms control, proliferation, and space power. He also follows state and non-state actors activities in the missile and nuclear arena including North Korea, China, Iran, Russia as well as Syria, Venezuela and Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda. He also remains familiar with the nuclear and missile defense thinking reflected by think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and the US government, as well as Congressional interest and activity in these areas.

Writings by Peter Huessy  (View Biography)

Title Date
US: The Urgency of Keeping a Credible Deterrence2021/03/25
The Pernicious Effects of Popular Nuclear Mythology2021/01/19
Tough but Necessary Road Ahead for Arms Control2020/11/30
A New Nuclear Deal with Iran?2020/10/29
Iran: Can the U.S. Make Peace with the Mullahs?2020/10/03
Iran's Other Threat to Civilization2020/10/01
The Islamic Republic of Iran: A Criminal Enterprise, Not a State2020/08/24
Iran's Sprint to the Bomb2020/07/23
Nuclear Policy: Whatever Happened to Common Sense?2020/07/07
Finally, a Good New Snap-Back Plan on Iran2020/06/13
Iran: US Chance for a Knockout Punch2020/05/27
New Nuclear Threats to the U.S.: Better to Deter Them or Play Dead?2020/05/14
China's Growing Relations with Russia: What's In it for Moscow?2020/04/09
Lessons from History: The Reagan Legacy2020/03/23
The US Must Facilitate Regime Change in Iran2020/01/23
Turkey: Turning on Washington to Benefit Moscow2020/01/08
America Needs to Choose Sides: Saudi Arabia or Iran2019/10/23
'Don't Go Wobbly' on Iran2019/10/02
Trump's North Korea Policy Should Be Encouraged, Not Undermined2019/06/10
Turning the Tables on "Global Zero"2019/05/29
Limiting Nuclear Arms, Not Freezing Them: Like Reagan, Like Trump2019/05/07
The Difficult Road to Defense2019/04/25
"Dangerous Nuclear Schemes"2019/03/18
North Korea: How the Discussion Was Changed2019/03/06
Should Washington Heed Intelligence Assessments about North Korea?2019/02/11
"Peace Through Paper"2019/01/14
How to Rebalance US Global Security Cheaply and Easily2018/12/05
Who Gains from the US Withdrawal from the Nuclear Arms Treaty?2018/11/19
Global Zero and Its Nuclear Globaloney2018/10/15
Russia's War on the West2018/08/21
Is Russia "Buying" the West?2018/07/17
Nuclear Deterrence: Adopting the Reagan Approach2018/06/25
America's Missile Defense Programs - Part II: Now What?2018/06/04
America's Missile Defense Programs - Part I2018/05/18
Is Saudi Arabia Key to America's Mideast Strategy?2017/12/06
U.S. Military: More Fake News from the New York Times2017/11/13
Win-Win: How Tax Reform Will Help Defense Spending and the Economy2017/10/18
Viewing Enemy Regimes as They Are, Not as We Wish They Were2017/10/10
Modernizing America's Nuclear Capabilities Is a Must2017/07/27
U.S.: Strategic Objectives in the Middle East2017/06/22
Analysts Sound New Alarms on North Korea Missile Threat2017/05/31
Bring Russia to the Table and Promote America's Security2017/02/02
Which Nation is (Still) the Number One Sponsor of Terrorism?2016/10/03
Connecting the Nuclear Dots2016/08/05
Why Is the U.S. Embracing Iran - AGAIN?2016/06/23
Iran's Nuclear Missiles in Our Future2016/04/21
The Case for a 21st Century Deterrent2016/03/22
North Korea's Nuclear Missile Threat: Very Bad News2016/02/29
The Real Cost of Nuclear Deterrence2016/02/08
Electronic Doomsday for the US?2016/01/13
Does the U.S. Need the Minuteman?2015/12/28
National Security Threats vs. Defense Cuts2015/11/17
The End of Arms Control in the Second Nuclear Age?2015/10/26
Is the Iran Deal a Dud?2015/09/24
The Alfred E. Neumann "What, Me Worry?" School of Nuclear Deterrence2015/08/27
And When We Are Faced with a Nuclear Iran?2015/08/05
North Korea's Serious New Nuclear Missile Threat2015/06/11
SOS: U.S. Missile Defense2015/04/08
Proposed Deal with Iran Not Legal2015/03/23
Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine?2015/03/16
NATO Enlargement and Ukraine2015/02/03
Hiding Unilateral Disarmament Objectives2014/11/11
Iron Dome: "Rigged Success"?2014/10/17
Manufacturing Excuses So Iran Can Get Nukes2014/09/24
The Truth about Ukraine2014/08/25
Who Checks the Fact-Checker?2014/07/30
Missile "Diplomacy"2014/07/18
Iran: False Assumptions2014/06/04
Is the U.S. Willing to React Effectively?2014/05/28
US: The Era of Nuclear Neglect2014/04/15
"Come Get Us"2014/04/03
The Four Great Waves of Defense Neglect2014/01/10
Does the U.S. Still Need a Nuclear Deterrent?2013/11/15
Reversing a Weak Defense2013/10/18
How Much for a Nuclear Deterrent?2013/09/30
Are We Willing to Defend Ourselves?2013/08/29
Political Fairy Tales from America's Enemies2013/07/26
Deterrence: The Ability to Retaliate2013/07/17
U.S. Low-Cost Deterrence2013/07/02
The World's Policeman Goes On Coffee Break2013/06/24
Why Does the New York Times So Hate Missile Defense?2013/06/11
The "Grievances" Defense2013/05/30
Future Russian Strategic Challenges2013/05/20
North Korea Goes South: to Menace the U.S.2013/05/07
"Budget Chicken": The Hollowed-Out U.S. Military In an Era of Nuclear Weapons2013/04/11
Russian Deployment of Missile Defenses2013/02/18
If Nukes Are So Useless, Why Are Iran, North Korea, China and Russia Building Them So Fast?2013/01/29
Hagel's No-Nukes "Global Zero"2013/01/09
Missile Defense: Serious Business as Usual2012/10/19
Should the U.S. De-Alert Its Nuclear Missiles?2012/08/10
If the US Disarms, Will Its Adversaries Do the Same?2012/06/07
Our Intelligence Community: What Are We Getting for Our $80 Billion?2012/05/14
The Pursuit of Zero Nuclear Weapons2012/03/08
The New Cold War with Russia2012/01/05
Nuclear Freeze: Making the World Safe for Tyrants2011/12/14
Are We Tempting Tyrants?2011/12/01
If the United States Eliminates Lots of its Nuclear Weapons, Everyone Else Will Too, Right?2011/04/26
The Future of Egypt and Reagan's Lessons of History2011/02/07
Vice President Biden Rewrites History - To Our and Our Allies' Peril2010/12/02
Stop START: Do Fewer Weapons Invite More Attacks?2010/10/13
Iran: Just Running Out the Clock, Again?2010/08/05
The New Guards of Auschwitz2010/07/08
Nuclear Deterrence: Painting a Bull's Eye On the US2010/06/16
Playing at Stopping Iran's Nuclear Arms Race2010/05/20
"Overcharged": When You Fill Up Your Tank This Summer2010/05/10
The Great U.S. Retreat: Unnerving Our Friends, Encouraging Our Enemies2010/04/28

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