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Test Ban Treaty

Are Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements of Any Value?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
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.

The "Golden Rule" will Sail Again

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lawrence Wittner

The Golden Rule, the legendary 30-foot ketch that once terrified U.S. government officials, will return to the seas again this coming summer.

Kennedy, Obama, and the 2012 Election

Barbara Leaming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Leaming

The fundamental questions facing Obama today are much the same as John F. Kennedy's back in the 1960s. Should he succumb to public opinion? Or, as Kennedy did, should he strive to guide the people?

New START: Now Comes the Hard Part

Tom Halsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Halsted

The "New START" nuclear arms control treaty signed by Presidents Obama and Medvedev is now moving towards ratification by each government. Now comes the hard part: selling it to the American people.

Preserving the 'Golden Rule'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

he remarkable story of the Golden Rule began in the late 1950s, as the world public grew increasingly concerned about preparations for nuclear war.

Scientists: The Nukes Are Alright

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Cirincione

In a blow to the far-right, the premier scientific panel advising the Defense Department has concluded that U.S. nuclear weapons don't need new tests or new designs.

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.