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Disarmament

East Asia: A Farewell to Arms

John Feffer | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

This is an ideal moment for Asia to offer a different approach to settling the myriad conflicts that have bedeviled the region for years. If Asia bids farewell to arms as a means of solving conflicts, it can set a powerful example for the rest of the world.

Save Earth's Holy Bible

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Granoff

Only a deep and profound sanity will find and eliminate the causes of global warming, heal the earth, and create a truly sustainable security future.

Fast-Draw Morality

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

In actuality, our only hope is embracing a larger story: that all humanity, and all of life, is connected. Finding that connection is often what requires courage. What if policing, for instance, were more about finding that connection than exerting authority?

The Courage to Disarm

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

One of the deeper, darker questions concealed in the maelstrom of rage and grief of Ferguson is this one: What if Officer Darren Wilson had not been armed when he told the two teenagers to get out of the street?

Finding Security in Cooperation

Helen Young | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Helen Young

At present the U.S. and Russia have the majority of the world's nuclear weapons and also have the deepest experience in verification. However, that reality has limited the world's capacity for reducing the nuclear threat.

69 Years Later: Still Working to Prevent Another Hiroshima

Will Ossoff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Will Ossoff

We must remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the clearest illustration of the human costs of nuclear weapons.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Taking Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Jody Williams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Jody Williams

With decades of research behind us, we now know that there are long-term environmental, developmental and health consequences to nuclear weapons as well.

Iran and Why Right-wing Cynics Don't Matter

Trooper Sanders | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Trooper Sanders

History bends to the will of farsighted, strong leaders, not passive, sniping cynics. And eventually so will Iran. So stand aside cynics, there is a long road ahead and much work to be done.

U.S. Record on Chemical Weapons Weakens Standing in Challenging Syria

Stephen Zunes | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

U.S. policy regarding chemical weapons has been so inconsistent and politicized that the United States is in no position to take leadership in a military response to any use of such weaponry by Syria.

Bomblets of Death in Syria

Mary Wareham | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Mary Wareham

In the aftermath of the Syrian government's cluster bomb attacks, there have been further casualties, particularly from bomblets that didn't detonate during the attack but exploded later when handled.

The Problem of Syria -- and a Solution

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

If the Syrian government has used chemical weapons to massacre large numbers of people that is a real problem -- not only a dastardly act, but a clear violation of international law. But will the U.S. lobbing cruise missiles into Syria provide a solution to the problem?

Killer Robots and the Rule of Law

A View from the United Nations | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

By Angela Kane United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs A new type of arms race is underway and its outcome will shape the future o...

Gun Control? We Need Domestic Disarmament

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

A true liberal position, the place to start, is to call for domestic disarmament. That is the banning of the sale of all guns to private parties coupled with a buyback of those on the street.

Gun Control and Arms Control

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.01.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Preventing or restraining armed aggression needs to be tackled not only by arms control and disarmament, but by just and effective governance on the local, national, and international levels.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: What We Must Never Lose Sight Of 50 Years Later

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Hoyt Hilsman

Fifty years ago this week, much changed for me, my family and the rest of America. As a nation and a world, we had stared down the barrel of nuclear destruction. However, it seems clear that 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis we are not much closer to banishing the threat of nuclear war.

Richard Falk and David Krieger's 'The Path to Zero'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Faced with the disastrous indifference of national governments to the fate of the earth, the people of the world would do well to study The Path to Zero, an extended conversation on the nuclear dilemma by two of its most brilliant analysts.

Regarding Iran, America Must Look to the Constitution

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Jonathan Granoff

Nothing can so erode confidence in the proper use of power by the strongest nation in the world than failure to adhere to the rules that we have agreed should be binding.

Arms Down

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
John Feffer

We are in a dangerous zero-sum world in which a military reduction in the United States means a military increase somewhere else. To break out of this situation and create a virtuous circle of military reductions, we must pursue a three-prong strategy.

Finding the Wisdom We Need to Survive

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I'm far more interested in forgiveness than justice. I say this just to calm myself down after a morning of media overkill, so to speak. There are s...

One Burrito for Mankind

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.13.2011 | Comedy
Steven Crandell

Was it possible to order the burrito and hold the nuclear warhead?

Wisdom or Fatal Folly

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Granoff

It is supreme arrogance to think that we will not make mistakes of judgment, that machines will not err or that human negligence can be avoided. The tragedy in Japan is a strong and deplorable wake-up call.

The Paradox of Disarmament

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The belief that only the armed are empowered has breached the constraints of social sanity. We owe it to the victims of the Tucson tragedy to examine our consciences and press for disarmament in thought and action.

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.

START-ing a New Security

Rhianna Tyson Kreger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rhianna Tyson Kreger

For now let us all raise a glass in solidarity with our DC colleagues: here's to the START of renewed momentum on the Road to Prague.