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Nuclear Non Proliferation

North Korea's Pakistan Connection

Aparna Pande | Posted 01.08.2017 | World
Aparna Pande

North Korea's claim of enhancing its nuclear weapons program draws attention to the failure of global non proliferation regimes. The real failure however may not be in North Korea but in Pakistan.

The View From Kepler-452b

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

High in the night sky over Washington, the bright stars Deneb and Vega mark a star field at the center of a probe unrelated to Benghazi or Hillary's emails or whether Iran will get the bomb. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered Kepler-452b.

The Iran Deal: Obama Channeling Nixon?

John Feffer | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
John Feffer

To put the precipice truly behind us, we have to push the Iran deal through Congress. And then the hard work really begins of turning a narrow nuclear agreement into the game-changer that the Middle East so desperately needs.

P5+1 and Iran Have Settled Framework for Sanctions Relief Timing, Says Iranian Sources

Trita Parsi | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Trita Parsi

Iranian officials have on numerous occasions insisted that sanctions relief must come immediately upon the signing of an agreement. This has been at direct odds with the position of the U.S. government and its allies, who insist that relief only can come after Iran has taken numerous steps limiting its nuclear activities.

Crimean Punishment

Richard Klass | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Richard Klass

Are we going to condone ousting legitimately elected leaders because in incompetence or corruption as we did here and also in Egypt? If this is a new democratic standard, the U.S. Congress should beware.

America's Own Loose Nukes

Robert Alvarez | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Robert Alvarez

The government must ensure that all uranium-233 is accounted for, stored securely, and disposed of safely, so it can never be used in a nuclear weapon.

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.

Who Is Afraid of Talking about Iran's Human Rights Crisis?

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

The Iranian government is vulnerable to international criticism regarding human rights and can be pushed to reduce repression on its citizens, but its game of creating conflict, division and confusion has largely succeeded.

Nuclear Deal With Iran All for Show

Emma Belcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emma Belcher

If the Obama administration's goal is to build support for harsher sanctions by making Iran appear recalcitrant, proposing a stillborn deal disguised as engagement is a shrewd approach.

Crazy COIN Strategy: US-Pakistani Nuclear Deal

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

Not for-sure nuclear war, mind you, just betting it all and rolling the dice on nuclear war. This is what COIN has come to, what our trillion dollar occupation has come to.

Obama Dismisses Palin's Criticism Of Nuclear Policy: She's 'Not Much Of An Expert'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama dismissed criticism by Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Thursday over his administration's proposal to limit the use of nuclear weap...

Why Evangelicals Should Join the Fight Against Nuclear Proliferation

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tri Robinson

The Cold War has ended and times have changed -- the possession of nuclear weapons ultimately is detrimental to our country's security, not a deterrent to threats.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Talks Symbolize Hope

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Recent steps toward nuclear non-proliferation are encouraging, but will the momentum hold?

Obama's Nobel Prize Is Really a Tribute to American Voters

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This award celebrates the fact that American voters chose a President committed to progressive values, instead of pre-emptive war and the Neo-Con theories of unilateral action.

For Iran--Think Long Term, Not Immediate Self-Gratificaton

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

Implementing sanctions against Iran would play right into the hands of the theocracy. By imposing sanctions, the US will hand the Iranian government a card it does not have at this time--blaming the increase of prices on foreign powers.

Words Matter

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I heard commentators say Obama's comments while chairing the Security Council were "just words." Fair enough, but we haven't heard any words like these from a U.S. president for a long time.

Sarkozy the Realist; Obama the Dreamer

Michael D. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael D. Brown

I would very much like to have a world without nuclear weapons. I do not, however, believe that it is practical or even possible to have such a world.

Queen Noor: "We Are Reaching A Nuclear Tipping Point"

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

As President Obama prepares to push the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution on nuclear non-proliferation on Thursday, Queen Noor of Jordan and a...

I'm Scared, Ma

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

A new nuclear fear grows in the hubris of our adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan and is compounded even further by some of our allies. Non-proliferation is not sufficient; complete disarmament is required.

Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I was one of many in the late '50s misled and recruited into the nuclear arms race by exaggerated and deliberately manipulated, fears of Soviet intentions and crash efforts.

123 Agreement for Nuclear Energy in the UAE: An Unprecedented and Responsible Step

Thomas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thomas Graham

This agreement is significant because it codifies unprecedented steps the UAE is taking to prevent proliferation. It also enables the US to send an important message to the region.

Bibi Goes to Washington: How About a Nuclear Free Middle East?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.