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Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

Tighten the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Action Plan

Thomas F. McInerney | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Thomas F. McInerney

There are compelling reasons for updating and tightening the Action Plan, most notably the need to halt nuclear weapons modernization, adopt metrics to gauge progress, and improve cooperation between parties.  

The Real Nuclear Threat

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

If war were only "itself" -- the violence and horror, the conflagration and death -- it would be bad enough, but it's also an abstraction, a specific language of self-justifying righteousness that allows proponents to contemplate unleashing it not merely in physical but in moral safety.

To Sign or Not to Sign

Justin Frank | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

Republicans' special insight into the relentless danger posed by Iran comes from looking at themselves in the mirror.

Why Disarmament Matters -- and the Need for Constant Reminders

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

Recently a group of disarmament scholars and policy experts met in New York to honor Peter Weiss, President Emeritus of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, for his lifelong commitment to a subject of permanent gravity that often remains in a political, legal and generational stalemate.

Understanding the Iranian Perspective in Nuclear Negotiations

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William O. Beeman

Briefly stated in Iran's position everything is based on the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to which Iran is a signatory and from which Iran derives its "inalienable right" to peaceful nuclear development.

Louie Gohmert Cites Bible As Foreign Policy Guide On Israel: 'The Bible Is Accurate'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took to the House floor Wednesday for a speech on the Obama administration’s Israel policy, using the Bible for guidanc...

U.S. Poised to Violate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Pat LaMarche

Wasting money on weapons when the U.S. is reeling from overwhelming debt and consequently slashing assistance to the needy isn't the only reason to question this enormous expenditure. The big looming unknown is the value of U.S. ink on paper.

Richard Falk and David Krieger's 'The Path to Zero'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Faced with the disastrous indifference of national governments to the fate of the earth, the people of the world would do well to study The Path to Zero, an extended conversation on the nuclear dilemma by two of its most brilliant analysts.

Washington P5 Conference on Implementing the NPT

Rose Gottemoeller | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Rose Gottemoeller

On June 27-29, the State Department welcomed the other members of the P5 -- China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom -- to discuss the implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Iran: All Options on the Table?

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Jonathan Granoff

As the drumbeats for war on Iran increase, we who espouse effective, security-enhancing, non-military conflict resolution options must not be similarly ignored. It is time that our leaders and our media also put these options on the table.

How Romney's Evil Iran, Congress's Crippling Sanctions and Obama's Unexhausted Diplomacy Are Taking Us to War

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Evil is back. Mitt Romney resurrected President George W. Bush-era evil finger pointing towards Tehran. Evil is something morally reprehensible, sinful, or wicked, but does Iran fit the bill?

Attacking Iran Is Illegal

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

There are two distinct reasons why an armed attack on Iran is illegal under international law, whether the attacker is Israel or the United States.

Don't Like Nuclear Proliferation? Ban the Bomb.

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The campaign to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms brings to mind a doctor who focuses on the symptoms while overlooking the disease. If Tehran is indeed building the bomb, it quest is a particular manifestation of a larger problem: nuclear proliferation.

Blacks and Jews: Somehow They Always Go Together

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

What should President Obama do to try to restore trust between the U.S. and Israel, and to try to regain some confidence among American Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel? He should visit Israel.

Iran's Nuclear Crisis: Why ICC Ratification Could Help Ease Tensions and Avert War

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis' Fifth Avenue Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Mayors for Peace, headed by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, got a boost this week during the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferat...

Mideast In Focus At Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The Middle East, that timeless tinderbox at the core of so much in world affairs, looms as a battleground in the U.N.'s meeting...

Nuclear Theology

William Vendley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William Vendley, Ph.D.

It is time to balance power with morality. We must begin by committing to the goals of the NPT. By doing so, we will foster the kind of global responsibility that can help us -- God willing -- to address the other self-made crises of our time.

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

"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.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Past and Present

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Since the non-proliferation treaty took effect in 1970, almost all nuclear nations stopped building nuclear weapons. But even so, they've resisted honoring their full obligations under the NPT.

Robert Gates: U.S. Lacks Policy To Curb Iran's Nuclear Drive

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a nimble long-term plan for deali...

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.

Netanyahu Cancels Trip To Washington For Obama's Nuclear Summit

AP | Mark Lavie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP)-- Israel's Prime Minister called off his trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on the spread of nuclear weapons, official...