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Nonproliferation

Deepak Chopra Gathers Experts To Discuss The Path To A Nuclear-Free World (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Deepak Chopra discussed the threat of nuclear weapons and the road to disarmament with a few high-profile guests Monday, during a special edition of h...

Iran Sanctions Come in Handy for Sabotaging Brazil and Turkey, Too

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In part, "the rush to sanctions [was] hurried forward to torpedo the Turkish and Brazilian" nuclear fuel swap deal those states brokered with Iran.

Are Obama's Disarmament Initiatives Just a Cover for the Nuclear-Industrial Complex?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Many of us hoped for more from the Nuclear Posture Review. Still, as with the new START treaty, it may not be transformational, but it is transitional.

Does Key IAEA Resignation Signal a Softer or Harder Line on Iran?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

As those in the disarmament community are well aware, the International Atomic Energy Agency is wrought with a deep fissure.

The Rhetoric and Reality of Nuclear Threats

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

The history of U.S. nuclear threat-making can actually help the Obama administration make its case both at home and abroad. The White House should capitalize on this legacy.

Prospects for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference

Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D.

Next week's gathering brings together many of the 180+ NPT parties, and will include adversaries that repeatedly have butted heads over Treaty compliance. Whether diplomacy can overcome acrimony remains to be seen.

Conservatives Peddle Myths on Obama Administration's National Security Policies

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Barry

The right's strategy, which may have worked in the past, is clear evidence that the conservative movement is out of touch when it comes to today's national security challenges.

The NPT Test

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has a loophole so large that aircraft carriers can sail through it unnoticed. Is the NPT review conference truly succeeding? Ask whether this loophole is closed. My expectation? Don't hold your breath.

"The Grand Bargain of the NPT"

Tad Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tad Daley

In May 2010, both diplomats and nongovernmental leaders are gathering at the UN in New York for the 40 Year Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference -- as mandated by the treaty itself -- to assess how the various parties are complying with the various obligations they undertook four long decades ago.

Would You Trust a Country That Named Its First Nuke Test 'Happy Buddha'?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

At a time when the international spotlight seems trained on North Korea and Iran, a growing tolerance for India's belligerence in building its nuclear capabilities appears to shield it from similar scrutiny.

U.S.-Indian Nuke Transactions Go From Bad to Worse

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Between India's elites failing to see expected returns, masses denied energy and sustainable development and U.S. plans thwarted by the Indian legislature, the India-U.S. nuclear deal has been a lose-lose-lose deal.

Seed of Destruction: Nuclear 'Pits'

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The Obama administration is making generous concessions to the nuclear industry presumably, to win votes from Republicans on the new START treaty and other disarmament measures.

The Futility of Trying to Debate Our Way to Disarmament

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

When all the arguments are assembled, it becomes apparent how difficult it is to argue for disarmament without sounding like you're soft on national security.

Found: A Portal to the Conservative Soul

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The elimination of nuclear weapons is actually consistent with conservative Christian theology.

The New Anti-Nuclear Movement

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

No nukes means no nuclear power. The NPT enshrined nuclear power as the ultimate carrot to be exchanged for nonproliferation. It didn't work. And, nuclear power is not clean, green, or cheap.

Obama Signs Treaty to Stop Spread of Nuclear Weapons, Lessen Chance of Nuclear War, Keep Nukes Out of Terrorist Hands. Not Shabby.

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Powers

Although the Cold War is over and far from our minds, its nuclear weapons remain. The treaty Obama signed today marks the beginning of an American push to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. And just like health care, it's been a long time coming.

Zero Has No Legs

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amitai Etzioni

Obama proffered an attractive vision of a world without nuclear weapons, and a theory -- that if Russia and the U.S. reduce their stockpiles, other nations will be inspired to, too.

Is the New START Just the Nuclear Version of Health-Care Reform?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Thus far, the Obama administration's ideas of financial and health-care reform are, at best, tweaks to systems that cry out to be razed to the ground before reconstructing.

Nuclear Deterrence: Hardest Argument in the World to Refute

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Not a difficult concept, nuclear deterrence means what it sounds like: We don't intend to attack anyone with our nukes, but woe unto he who dares attack us. Still there are subtleties.

Israel's nuclear weapons policy is helping Iran

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Rubin

It goes without saying that Israel should be prepared to defend herself against all external military threats. She is a country that understands the ...

How Did Extraterrestrials Survive Their Nuclear Age?

Russ Wellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Wellen

Peaceful or malevolent in intent, extraterrestrials have succeeded, at the very least, in not destroying their species with the advanced weaponry they inevitably developed.

Anti-Nuke U.

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Research organizations have devised promising approaches to "framing" and "messaging" in order to divert members of the public from viewing deterrence as the ultimate defense against an enemy.

'Nuclear Weapons Are a Gift From God'

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Since nuclear weapons were developed, the bulk of the reflection has been over the strategy adaptations for a weapon that can't be used, rather than our tendency to resort to mass warfare.

Nuclear Weapons: When Our National Security Makes Us Insecure

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Many of us who'd just like the world to be free of the nuclear weapons have noticed that President Obama seems to have a soft spot for disarmament. Finally, we can take a deep breath and relax. Right? Uh, no.

What's It Feel Like to Be Well and Promptly Globally-Struck?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

What good is disarmament when what replaces nuclear weapons doles out a quality of death that's at last as nightmarish as from a nuclear attack? Our overarching mission is clear.