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Obama Still Has Time to Leave a Legacy of Nuclear Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.01.2017 | World
Joe Cirincione

The good news is that world leaders are gathering again in Washington to announce new measures to stop terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The bad news is that for all their success, these summits are not moving fast enough.

Iran Again: Obama's Strategy May Pay Off

John Tirman | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
John Tirman

The Iran issue is central to the right-wing mantra on Obama's foreign policy as consistently showing "weakness." But a diplomatic solution is a must -- and it would be fitting for Obama to cash in his chips after Tuesday and secure a nuclear deal.

Dan Froomkin

Barack Obama's Broken Nuclear Promises Undermine Successes | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is in South Korea marking the significant amount of progress made in the past three years on his initiative to se...

Dan Froomkin

Global Zero Nuclear Summit Aims To Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Worldwide | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

Nuclear weapons were once the ultimate symbol of super power. But in this era of terrorism and nuclear proliferation, they have come to signify exactl...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Announces He Will Oppose New START Treaty | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will oppose the new START Treaty, a bilateral arms reduction treaty between the United States and...

Obama: Al Qaeda Would Use Nuclear Weapon If It Could

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - If al-Qaida acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunda...

Nuclear Posture Review: Obama Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama begins making final decisions on a broad new nuclear strategy for the United States, senior aides say he will permanently reduce Am...

Steven Chu Unaware That Nuclear Loans Have 50 Percent Risk of Default

Mother Jones | � Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a loan guarantee for the first new nuclear reactor to be built in the US in decades--part of a planned $...

How Did an Idealistic President Become a Champion of Nuclear Power and By Default, Weapons Proliferation?

Helen Caldicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Helen Caldicott

The never-ending persistence of the nuclear warriors who inhabit the Pentagon and nuclear weapons labs have prevailed yet again to influence this idealistic young president on whom many of us had placed our hopes.

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 ...

Scientist Reveals India's 1998 Nuke Test A Failure; Poses Threat To Obama's Nonproliferation Plans

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, India Days before President Barack Obama told the United Nations that he hoped to push through a universal treaty to ban all nuclear weapon...

Obama Weakened Nuclear Safety Bill After Consulting With Firm

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When residents in Illinois voiced outrage two years ago upon learning that the Exelon Corporation had not disclosed radioactive leaks at one of its nu...