Sunday, June 27, 2010


When "Cheater's Risk" was released by the Stimson Center, I didn't pay a lot of attention. I don't do computer games, except solitaire. It seemed gimmicky to me, but what the heck, something for everyone, maybe it would emphasize how difficult it really is to get a nuke.

But apparently that isn't the case. Both Robert Farley and Thers have gotten pretty far down the proliferation path. Commenters claim the same.

This will probably make the game more popular, with the takeaway message that it's easier for nations to get nukes than you might think.

And it will undermine the pretty-good summary that Barry Blechman and Alex Bollfrass provide of their reasoning in today's Washington Post. It's their book that "Cheater's Risk" is based on.

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