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Nuclear Proliferation

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

The Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Landmine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Rather than shaping a nuclear policy to prevent the 21st century threats of nuclear terrorism and new nuclear states, the Pentagon reviewers are defending Cold War architectures.

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.

For 64th Anniversary: The Great Hiroshima Cover-Up -- And the Nuclear Fallout for All of Us Today

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

For decades after the atomic attacks on Japan, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film that documented the bombing and its effects.

Forgettable Fire: On Not Remembering Hiroshima

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Engelhardt

As a young man, I had the Bomb on my brain. In my dreams, I could feel its searing heat and watch a mushroom cloud rise on the horizon. My dreams were nothing compared to those of America's top strategists.

Burma Secret Nuclear Reactor Under Construction With N Korean Help: Defectors

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just a week and a half after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced concerns that North Korea may be transferring nuclear enrichment technology to ...

John Bolton's Nuclear Fantasy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

John Bolton told Jon Stewart he wanted America to be the only nation with nuclear weapons. Stewart is the comedian, but this policy is the joke.

North Korea: A Test for Progressives

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amitai Etzioni

North Korea poses a special test for progressives because unlike the invasion of Iraq, this time the United State is meeting the criteria previously posed by progressives.

Tackling European Security in Corfu

Dora Bakoyannis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dora Bakoyannis

Today, the renewed commitment from Russia and the U.S. to work on common ground, focusing their relationship on what unites them, creates a momentum we should built on.

Medvedev: Russia Ready For Deep Nuclear Arms Cuts

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia is ready to dramatically cut its nuclear stockpiles in a new arms pact with the United States if Washington meets Russia's concerns over missil...

North Korea U.N. Resolution: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The U.S.-drafted measure adopted in the U.N. is tougher than most against any one country and has the approval of China and Russia.

North Korea Nuclear Test Raises the Stakes on Nuclear Abolition

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

As the world comes to terms with the dangerous possibilities of a nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran, perhaps the obligations of the current nuclear power to work towards abolition will get the attention required for action.

Russia, Cuba Nuclear Research Co-Op Resuming

RIA Novosti | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia and Cuba have agreed to renew their cooperation in nuclear research with Cuba's Nuclear Energy Agency, head of Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko said on...

The Mantra of 20 nuclear Weapon States -- Why 20?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Today there are eight nuclear weapons states. North Korea, which just tested its second device, makes nine.

"Unpleasant Things"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Buried deep within the former Vice President's chest-thumping speech defending the Enhanced... excuse me, the Unpleasant Things Program was a bizarre boast.

Nuclear Proliferation: A Mother's Legacy

Christie Brinkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christie Brinkley

I want to tell my children that I met the people who worked to free us all from the terror of nuclear weapons, the people who decided to change history and save history.

Give Me Abolition... But Not Yet

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

President Obama has taken a very Augustinian approach to nuclear weapons. He has identified a desired goal. But at the same time, he's reluctant to give up old habits.

Obama's Nuclear Realism

Christopher Chyba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Chyba

Nuclear weapons present us with a set of bad choices. Obama's choice -- to take nuclear arms control and nonproliferation seriously -- is the one most likely to lead to a secure future.

First Iran, Now Arabs Going Nuclear (Q&A with Richard Falk)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

I spoke to Richard Falk, Chair of the Board at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, about Iran's nuclear program and whether the Middle East is entering a nuclear arms race.

Dirty Nuclear Business

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A foiled plot in Ukraine shows the gaping holes in efforts to contain deadly radioactive materials that could be used in dirty bombs. It is time to crack down on this trade. Obama needs to push his plan now.

Obama, Nukes, and the World

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

While Obama's pursuit of nuclear disarmament would be noble, double standards, favoritism, and fear-mongering are cancerous elements that rob the U.S. of respect and leverage in the nuclear debate.

Obama To Call For Elimination Of All Nuclear Weapons Across The Globe

Reuters | Caren Bohan and Jan Lopatka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons across the globe, in remarks on Sunday he hopes will lend credibility to h...

Prague '09: Swan Song for Star Wars

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Our nation needs a twelve-step program to recover from a Cold War addiction. Cutting European Missile Defense and helping the communities impacted convert to other security priorities is step one.

Iranian Engineer Copied, Shared Nuclear Software From US Reactor

World Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran has gained access to U.S. nuclear power plants and detailed knowledge of their operations....

"The Nuclear Club"

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Consider the irony that the country making the most noise about Iran and North Korea's nuclear stockpile is the U.S., the one that has breached the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty more than any other.