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Joe Cirincione is the president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He is the author of "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late," and "Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons." He serves on the secretary of state's International Security Advisory Board. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Nuclear policy experts can seem like Cassandra, constantly prophesizing apocalyptic futures. In case you haven't noticed, we don't live in a Mad Max world devastated by nuclear war. Terrorists have not blown up New York with a makeshift nuclear bomb. We haven't bankrupted ourselves, despite the trillions of dollars spent on Cold War weapons.