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Stop the War on International Law

Don Kraus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Don Kraus

Whether you care about stopping climate change, getting rid of nuclear weapons, ending genocide or support human rights for all, it is past time to acknowledge and stop our self-destructive war on international law.

How to Stop Nuclear Proliferation

Melvin Goodman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Melvin Goodman

In order to stop nuclear proliferation and reduce the risk of any use of nuclear weapons, the United States must examine its own nuclear inventory and find a way to reduce its nuclear forces.

Detection of North Korea Test Shows CTBT Can Be Verified

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Jon Wolfsthal

Debates over the value of arms control agreement often center on the issue of verification -- can you be sure that cheating will be detected? The verification system to be put in place under the CTBT, however, has been unfairly maligned by those who oppose the treaty of philosophical grounds.

Is the Obama Administration Abandoning Its Commitment to a Nuclear-free World?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Has there been a change in Obama Administration policy over the past four years? There are certainly indications that this might be the case.

Americans Are Less Nationalistic Than Flag-Waving Politicians Think

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Are American politicians out of sync with the public when it comes to foreign policy? There is considerable reason to believe so.

Japan Flexes Its Muscle

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Japan is making a statement -- conditioning the further development of India's nuclear power industry on certain demonstrable nonproliferation commitments.

Where Does Nuclear Disarmament Go From Here?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Supporters of nuclear disarmament won an important victory with New Start. But the difficult battle to secure Senate ratification indicates that making further progress will not be easy.

Ratifying the CTBT Is Absolutely Necessary

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

The polls show that most Americans still favor reliance on nuclear arsenals to guarantee our national security. Yet, sadly and ironically, this dependence actually weakens our security.

Countdown to Zero: A Compelling Film With a Critical Message

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

The film's core message is compelling, effectively presented and unambiguous: the only way to address the nuclear threat of nuclear weapons is through their elimination.

Biden: Spread Of Nukes 'Greatest Threat Facing The Country'

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the U.S. must spend significantly more to ensure the readiness of American nuclear warhea...

Thinking the Unthinkable on Nuclear Policy

Alyn Ware | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alyn Ware

It's become commonplace to say we can't put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. There's a grain of truth to this, but it doesn't mean we can't still make complete nuclear disarmament a reality.

Will Japan Go Nuclear?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A small group of conservative Japanese defense officials have spread the view that if the United States reduces its nuclear arsenal, then Japan will build its own nuclear bombs.

What a Year It Might Be

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

2009 could be the year when America and Russia decide to make dramatic reductions in nuclear weapons and convene an international conference of all nuclear nations to agree to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth.

The Dalai Lama Sends Message to White House

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

If US policy changes, the goal of nuclear weapons abolition becomes possible. Therefore, it makes sense to use education to spur public pressure for such a change in US policy