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Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

Trump As 'Bull' In The American Foreign Policy 'China Shop'

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Though "Make America Great Again" sounds good, it would be a more credible slogan from someone who showed a greater understanding of what has made America a great world power to begin with.

After Trying 'Strategic Patience,' U.S. Needs New Approach to North Korea

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Most analysts agree that the sanctions represent the toughest and most comprehensive effort to date to punish the North Koreans for repeated nuclear tests that have violated previous resolutions issued by the council, which is expected to vote on the new sanctions in the coming days.

Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton's Your Choice

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Hillary Clinton likes to extol her foreign policy credentials, particularly her experience as secretary of state. She attaches herself to Barack Obama's coattails, pledging to continue his policies. But she is even more hawkish than the president.

A Wedge for Nuclear Disarmament

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Here's the thing. This audacious lawsuit is a disarmament wedge. Since I wrote last week's column, I've been in touch with Laurie Ashton, the lead attorney for the case in U.S. federal court, and have read the brief appealing the suit's dismissal, which was filed last month. To get this close to the case -- to its language, to its soul -- is to feel possibility begin pulsing in a unique way.

Nuclear Disarmament: If Not Now, When?

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Marshall Islands lawsuits ask: If not us, who? If not now, when? These are the questions asked by those who have no choice. That means all of us should be asking them.

Are Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements of Any Value?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The recent announcement of a nuclear deal between the governments of Iran and other major nations, including the United States, naturally draws our attention to the history of international nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements.

Iran Won the Vienna Accords by Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Iran has won the diplomatic struggle over its nuclear program in Vienna. Its success was not due to United States negotiators' fecklessness as Republican critics and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been quick to assert.

Tighten the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Action Plan

Thomas F. McInerney | Posted 05.11.2016 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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...

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.