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Nuclear Arms

Weekend Roundup: The 'Apology' That Matters Is to Never Again Use Nuclear Weapons

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)

The Trillion Dollar Question Nobody Is Asking the Presidential Candidates

The Conversation US | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
The Conversation US

As it seeks to modernize its nuclear arsenal, the United States faces a big choice, one which Barack Obama should ponder before his upcoming Hiroshima speech. Should we spend a trillion dollars to replace each of our thousands of nuclear warheads with a more sophisticated substitute attached to a more lethal delivery system?

America's Foreign Engagement Gap

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.

The Transhumanism Movement Aims to Eliminate Existential Risk for the World

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist Party supporters protesting against existential risk -- Photo by Daniel Sollinger Like many other people around the world, I am follo...

The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

Are the U.S. and Russian Governments Once Again on the Nuclear Warpath?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

A quarter century after the end of the Cold War and decades after the signing of landmark nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements, are the U.S. and Russian governments once more engaged in a potentially disastrous nuclear arms race with one another?

Still Preparing for Nuclear War: The U.S. Government Continues the Policies of the Past

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The Pentagon, on behalf of President Barack Obama, released a report to Congress outlining what it called the U.S. government's "Nuclear Employment Strategy." Although the report indicated some minor alterations in U.S. policy, it exhibited far more continuity than change.

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

Five Next Steps To Increase American Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

There's one less threat to America this week, but there are 21,000 others waiting to explode. That's the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Russia.

With the New START Treaty, Bipartisan Equals Strength

Kevin Knobloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Knobloch

The full Senate should take up and approve the new START treaty during the end-of-year session. It would be a timely demonstration of how a divided government can still address real threats.

A Way Forward for Nuclear Arms Control

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Pearl

Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.

Iran's leader calls Russia an American stooge

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

On Friday, Russia drew the kind of fire from the Iranian President that he usually reserves for the worst of the kafirs in the United States. As repor...

Don't Give Ahmadinejad the Excuses He Wants

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

The proper response to the tyranny in Iran is the continued building of a world alliance against the Iranian despot, who may or may not have legitimately won the elections last week.

US-Russia Nuclear Arms Talks To Begin Next Week

Moscow Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The deal aims to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and has been billed as part of an effort by Moscow and Washington to reset relations...

Withdrawing From ABM Was Destabilizing: Here's Proof

Sean-Paul Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean-Paul Kelley

Think about consequences. Is it really a good trade-off to station a missile shield in Europe, one that has not even been proven to work, for having Russian bombers 90 miles south of Florida?