A U.S. / INDIA Nuclear Cooperation Agreement has passed. Indians are reportedly delighted. Critics say it will “drive a nail into the coffin” of the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
But the nuclear non-proliferation regime has been an abject failure, as Iran and North Korea, among others, demonstrate, because there isn’t any actual enforcement, and rogue nations have figured that out. Which means that we’re back to balance-of-power diplomacy instead. God help us.