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Nuclear Disarmament

What's Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

On May 2, a mass nuclear abolition rally and march swept through New York City, from Times Square to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the United Nations.

Can We Live With the Bomb?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

If the U.S. government and others are serious about building a nuclear weapons-free world, they should begin negotiations on a nuclear abolition treaty.

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.

The Zero Nukes Conundrum

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Can knowledge be lost on purpose? That, in a nutshell, is the conundrum with complete nuclear disarmament: can Einstein's genie ever be put back in the bottle?

Nuclear Modernization Making a Mockery of Disarmament

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

It's hard to deny that START and the Nuclear Posture Review give every appearance of functioning as covers for the perpetuation of what's been called the nuclear-industrial complex.

Preserving the 'Golden Rule'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

he remarkable story of the Golden Rule began in the late 1950s, as the world public grew increasingly concerned about preparations for nuclear war.

Obama Faces Opposition From Pentagon On Nuclear Disarmament

LA Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other ...

Nuclear Terrorism: How It Can Be Prevented

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The ongoing danger of nuclear terrorism provides yet another reason to rid the world of fissile material and its final, terrible product: nuclear weapons. Let's not forget that.

Will Obama Sell Out Disarmament Like He Did Bank Reform and Health Care?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

What's to keep the START treaty from winding up as watered down as President Obama's feeble attempts at bank and health care reform?

Wall Street Journal on Nukes: Ten Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Heather Hurlburt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Hurlburt

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial makes no fewer than four false assertions about the state of the US nuclear deterrent.

Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Promise Prize

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

No matter how you look at it, President Obama did not receive this award because he brought peace to some place in the world (the way previous recipients like Jimmy Carter and Nelson Mandela did).

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Noor of Jordan

It was my privilege to witness the UN Security Council Summit unanimously adopt a resolution calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

One Small Step for the Council, One Giant Leap for Humankind

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Granoff

No Security Council resolution can eliminate nuclear weapons and nor should any responsible leader try to eliminate nukes by any one fell swoop. The abolition of nuclear weapons is a process, not an occurrence.

Obama at the UN: Another Step on the Long Road to Nuclear Disarmament

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

Today, even though Russia and the United States have made a mutual commitment to "achieving a nuclear free world," there are many bedeviling details and hurdles ahead.

Dr. Strangelove vs. the President

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The subject of nukes will be present a lot over the next year. The Strangelove echo chamber is preparing to scare us back to the 1960s.

Nukes versus Humanity

Tom H. Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom H. Hastings

Why haven't we rid humankind of nuclear weapons?

Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Nuclear Disarmament

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

In 2004, I had the honor of introducing Senator Kennedy as a keynote speaker at the Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference. He was warm, gracious and generous.

What Britain's Oldest Soldier Said

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The most heartening sign for peace may be the absence of an anti-war movement, in that Obama holds anti-war views, not as his crusade, but as a natural aspect of his generation's thinking.

The Bomb at 64: Let's Retire It

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Presidents from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, have called for nuclear disarmament. But no president in the nuclear age has spoken of it as often as Barack Obama.

For the Sixty-Fourth Time: No More Nuclear War

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

Sixty-four years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we need more than symbols of peace. Memories of the destruction fade, while the terror of nuclear annihilation seems to have worn off almost completely.

Cash for Nuclear Clunkers

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

If Secretary Gates is looking to save money and make us safer, there is no better place to start than by eliminating the security liabilities we promote in our arsenal of nuclear clunkers.

Start a Revolution With A Video -- A 17 Year-Old Wins National Competition

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Crandell

The most effective way to start a revolution in the 21st century is with a camera and an internet connection, as Erik Choquette proves with an award-winning video on nuclear weapons.

The Heart of the Future

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

If we envision a nuclear-free world, the agreement reached by Medvedev and Obama to reduce their nations' nuclear arsenals to 1,500 warheads can easily seem minimalist in the extreme.

Ultimately Arms Control Is About One-to-One Relationships

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

At least a couple of the world's most belligerent cold warriors shared their dreams of a world free of nuclear weapons with their counterparts across the frozen aisle.