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Alyn Ware

Blog Entries by Alyn Ware

No Longer Number 1!

(5) Comments | Posted June 4, 2011 | 4:37 PM

As a New Zealander living part-time in the United States for nearly two decades, I have until now been perplexed by the American compulsion to have to be number 1 in the world - the need to be the first to the moon, have the biggest nuclear weapons, win the...

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Nuclear Energy and Weapons: Uncontrollable in Time and Space

(11) Comments | Posted March 23, 2011 | 1:27 PM

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan devastated a whole region. Radioactive emissions from the damaged nuclear reactors are very serious, and have already contaminated food and water, prompting a ban on food exports from four prefectures and a government warning not to give Tokyo tap water to babies. The crisis...

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Japan and NATO Are Ready for the U.S. to Reduce Nuclear Weapons

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 2:18 PM

It has been nearly a year since President Obama's now famous Prague speech, announcing America's commitment to a nuclear weapons-free future. A key test of that commitment is at hand: the current U. S. Nuclear Posture Review. The Obama administration might use it to announce a plan for a deeper...

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Thinking the Unthinkable on Nuclear Policy

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 3:37 PM

In late September, President Obama chaired the UN Security Council as it adopted an unprecedented resolution on non-proliferation and global nuclear disarmament, vague on the details perhaps, but nonetheless a symbolic first step toward a world without nuclear weapons. It was a down payment on pledges Obama made in Prague...

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