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'Security' Is Not 17,000 Nuclear Weapons

Derek Johnson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

There's no debating we would all be better off if there were less and better-guarded highly enriched uranium and plutonium. But the summit missed an essential point: "Nuclear security" is an absurd proposition in a world bristling with more than 17,000 nuclear weapons.

A Breakthrough in Iran That Could Change Everything

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Derek Johnson

What is happening in the world right now is remarkable. We are seeing what can be achieved through multilateral leadership, hard-fought diplomacy and international pressure.

Viewing Iran's Nuclear Program From a New Perspective

William Rose | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
William Rose

Iran's motivation for a nuclear weapon must be observed on a much broader, more philosophical scale.

Watch Celebs Take You To 'Global Zero'

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

Some big names are coming together for an important cause. Celebrities including Alec Baldwin, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, ...

"Human Destiny Will Be What We Make of It." #DemandZeroDay

Derek Johnson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Generations from now, the world will look back and recall that the greatest advances in the human condition were driven by young people's refusal to heed the voices that insisted the world cannot change. They will say the same of nuclear weapons.

Valerie Plame Calls For Transparency On Drones

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA officer who was outed by Robert Novak in a 2003 Washington Post column and was the subject of the movie "Fair Gam...

Outed CIA Spy's Latest Battle

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover operative in the CIA's counter-proliferation division. That line of work is also known as "spying," and in that...

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Valerie Plame Wilson

2013-03-04-Screenshot20130304at10.30.54AM.jpgYears from now, when the last nuclear bomb is dismantled, it will be because people all over the world had the courage to demand zero.

The Nuclear Misconception

William Rose | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
William Rose

How quickly would you work to achieve a goal with an uncertain deadline if missing the deadline in question could prove fatal?

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.

Zero Tolerance for Nuclear Weapons

William Hartung | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

The big lie of the hearings was the suggestion by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and others that Sen. Hagel and Global Zero support "unilateral disarmament."

GOP Farce at Hagel Hearings

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

All the money spent by the Sheldon Adelsons of the world, to sink this nomination, is a colossal waste. Chuck Hagel will be confirmed, and neoconservative influence over our military policy will finally, and thankfully, be dead.

Hagel Would Break Ground At Pentagon With Anti-Nuke Stance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, the likely next secretary of defense, would be the first to enter the Pentagon having publicly advocated for sharply r...

Dem Bolsters Chuck Hagel's Nuke Policy Credentials

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Democratic Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is particularly well-suited to talk about defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, the former Republican ...

The Midas Touch of Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The United States is about to buy a nuclear bomb that costs 1.5 times its weight in solid gold. It would make even King Midas blush. Isn't it time for the Pentagon to get rid of its golden curse, before it starves our military of the resources they truly need?

A Malicious Nun?

Helen Young | Posted 05.31.2012 | Crime
Helen Young

Sister Anne Montgomery is one of the Bangor 5, who broke into a nuclear base near Seattle as a symbolic wakeup call to the world which, they believe, is sleepwalking toward nuclear annihilation with the United States leading the way.

The Avengers' Nuclear Villain

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.18.2012 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

The blockbuster problem in The Avengers is the writers' desire to turn a nuclear weapon into a golden bullet that can save the day -- even if this bomb is more likely to ruin it.

The Indispensable Choice: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Lawrence Bender | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Bender

Rather than retreating from the precipice of an avoidable disaster, almost all of the nine nuclear weapons countries are upgrading their nuclear arms, at an estimated total cost of one trillion dollars over the next decade.

The Bottom Line Case for Zeroing Out Nuclear Weapons

Michael Rose | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Michael Rose

Substantial cuts can be made without endangering our safety and that this would increase the moral authority of the United States while diminishing the threat of proliferation.

Dan Froomkin

Global Zero Nuclear Summit Aims To Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Worldwide

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

People Of Faith Must Call A Halt To Nuclear Spending

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

When a path toward inevitable destruction is so frighteningly obvious, hiding in plain sight albeit by a veil of super secrecy by our own government, it's time for someone to call "halt."

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

Reaching Global Zero

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Plame Wilson

As a former CIA covert operations officer, I believe nuclear proliferation is the most urgent threat we face, regardless of gender. The only solution is to lock down all materials and eliminate all weapons in all countries: Global Zero.

START-ing the "Countdown to Zero"

Andrea Jimenez Rael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrea Jimenez Rael

Ever since the world first witnessed the blossoming of the mushroom cloud we've been living a constant nightmare of international terrorism. Demonstra...

'Countdown To Zero' FILM: Musicians Unite To Support Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons, START Treaty (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Musicians of all stripes are coming out to support the new film "Countdown to Zero," which documents the rise of nuclear weapons and advocates the urg...