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Non Proliferation Treaty

Nuclear Nonsense

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

With START signed by the U.S. and Russia, and pressure mounting to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions, a few troubling issues need to be addressed. The President's vision of a nuclear free world is correct. His critics are dead wrong.

A Season for Disarmament

Hans Blix | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hans Blix

Thanks to President Obama's initiative, perhaps the season for nuclear disarmament has finally arrived. A new U.S.-Russia treaty, while modest, is important and encouraging.

Dare We Call It Nuclear Disarmament

Macha Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Macha Levinson

Did President Obama set the bar too high? Last April he embraced the goal of a nuclear free world. Will he now be jeered and criticized if he achieves only the inevitably smaller steps that are feasible?

Lying About Nuclear Weapons

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

At the moment, there remain more than 23,000 nuclear weapons, 96 percent of them in the hands of Russia and the United States. But this outrageous record is only part of the story.

Nuclear Pre-Game Huddle

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

April will begin possibly the busiest four months in arms control history -- packed with a new Nuclear Posture Review, START Treaty, Nuclear Security Summit, and the Review Conference to the Nonproliferation Treaty.

Why Evangelicals Should Join the Fight Against Nuclear Proliferation

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tri Robinson

The Cold War has ended and times have changed -- the possession of nuclear weapons ultimately is detrimental to our country's security, not a deterrent to threats.

Japan's PIKADON Project & Hiroshima Yes! Campaign in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Manhattan said "Yes!" to a non-nuclear world last week as famed Japanese artist Seitaro Kuroda (video) and the Hiroshima Yes! Campaign kicked off "The...

Eyes on the Real Prize

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gloria Duffy

The US is entering a season of key international negotiations, during which two arms control treaties that have been languishing for years will hopefully be completed.

'A World Without Nuclear Weapons' Might Still Be Possible

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Achieving what Obama calls a "world without nuclear weapons" means more than just talking. It also means recognizing -- and implementing -- Washington's own NPT obligations to disarm.

Is the World Getting Saner? Consider These Rational International Developments

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Crandell

There is no doubt that the time is right for our President to assert the importance of working through global cooperation to achieve the mutally-desirable goal of planetary survival.

A Call to President Obama -- Convene Talks Now for a Nuclear Weapons-Free Middle East

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Crandell

I'm asking Obama to begin talks on a Middle East Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, where all countries in the region, including Israel, agree not to manufacture, acquire, test or possess nuclear weapons.

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons Free Future

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

A new generation of Evangelical Christians launched The Two Futures Project whose mission is "for the abolition of all nuclear weapons."

Prague '09: Swan Song for Star Wars

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Our nation needs a twelve-step program to recover from a Cold War addiction. Cutting European Missile Defense and helping the communities impacted convert to other security priorities is step one.

What a Year It Might Be

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

2009 could be the year when America and Russia decide to make dramatic reductions in nuclear weapons and convene an international conference of all nuclear nations to agree to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth.

Nuclear Power Brokering: Yes For India, No For Russia

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The United States has been busy negotiating nuclear power options with other countries, and today the Washington Post reports on two developing situat...

The Dalai Lama Sends Message to White House

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

If US policy changes, the goal of nuclear weapons abolition becomes possible. Therefore, it makes sense to use education to spur public pressure for such a change in US policy

Eat Your Heart Out Gandhi

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

In refusing to sign a treaty to ban cluster bombs, our focus and that of the other munitions' manufacturers was not on how deleterious cluster bombs are, but on their monetary value.