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Nuclear Disarmament

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.

John Oliver: Americans Are Nuclear Weapon Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy

Here are a few fun facts from John Oliver's segment on nuclear weapons during the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight:" Nuclear weapons are the most...

Reparations and Nuclear Disarmament: Righting One Evil While Eliminating Another

Vincent Intondi | Posted 08.02.2014 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

Every year students in my African American history courses analyze the issue of reparations. While there has never been a consensus in any class, students always ask the same question at the end of every semester: "Why do we only hear about this in your class?"

Why Disarmament Matters -- and the Need for Constant Reminders

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

Recently a group of disarmament scholars and policy experts met in New York to honor Peter Weiss, President Emeritus of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, for his lifelong commitment to a subject of permanent gravity that often remains in a political, legal and generational stalemate.

'Security' Is Not 17,000 Nuclear Weapons

Derek Johnson | Posted 05.26.2014 | 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.

Nuclear Disarmament, the State of Play

Peter Weiss | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Peter Weiss

If psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, the current status of nuclear disarmament can best be described as psychotic. U.S. policy on nuclear disarmament is at best a mixed bag; that of the other eight nuclear armed powers is not much better.

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.

An Open Letter to President Obama

Vincent Intondi | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

While I may be in the minority, I believe that abolishing nuclear weapons is still one of your biggest goals as president. If I am correct, then why not visit Hiroshima?

The Endless Arms Race: Despite Great Power Promises, New Nuclear Weapons Are On the Way

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

It's heartening to see that an agreement has been reached to ensure that Iran honors its commitment, made when it signed the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), to forgo developing nuclear weapons.

Our Nuclear Dilemma

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Mehroz Baig

An article in Time magazine reported that in October 2013, the Pentagon requested approximately $10 billion in funding to update the country's B61 bombs. However, we had already developed a more advanced version of the B61: the B83. The problem? The B83 is much too destructive.

Nuclear Disarmament: Beyond Iran

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

We're sort of still fighting a Cold War that ended decades ago and maintaining and modernizing our stockpiles without accountability or oversight.

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.

Saving Chain Reaction

Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Is Just as Important as Eliminating Chemical Weapons

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

To judge from past behavior, it does not seem likely that disarmament discussions among government officials will get very far without substantial public pressure upon them to cope with the nuclear weapons menace -- one at least as dangerous to the future of world civilization as the existence of chemical weapons.

Taming the Gigaton Gorilla: Using Syria Diplomacy to Help Avoid U.S.-Russia Nuclear War

Seth Baum | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Seth Baum

The Syrian civil war has already caused over 100,000 deaths. As tragic as this is, it is miniscule compared to the massive and potentially permanent g...

Swords and Ploughshares in Germany

John Feffer | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 1990, East Germany had to handle the delicate issue of the withdrawal of Soviet troops. This was no small question. There were 380,000 Soviet troops stranded by the fall of the Wall and the unification of Germany.

The Girl Who Transformed the Paper Crane Into the Symbol for Peace and Hope

Michael Rose | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Michael Rose

She knew the prognosis wasn't good and she didn't want to die. Her father told her a Japanese legend that said if you folded one thousand paper cranes you would be granted a wish. She began furiously folding cranes.

Reid's Nuclear Disarmament Meeting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.

Still Preparing for Nuclear War: The U.S. Government Continues the Policies of the Past

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The Pentagon, on behalf of President Barack Obama, released a report to Congress outlining what it called the U.S. government's "Nuclear Employment Strategy." Although the report indicated some minor alterations in U.S. policy, it exhibited far more continuity than change.

Your Government on War

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Kennedy dared to suggest that peace was complex, that it was not a mere matter of military strength and the power to dominate, and that "our enemy" was not subhuman. The American public was ready to hear this half a century ago. What happened?

Christina Wilkie

Tensions Between Obama And Putin Reveal Chill In U.S.-Russian Relations

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A photograph of President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin that emerged this week from the G-8 conference offers a glimpse of ...

Iran's Election Win Warrants U.S. Sanctions Rethink

Michael Shank | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

As the elections signified, it is the Iranian people who will ultimately shape the destiny of Iran. And it is the Iranian people who have borne the brunt of sanctions, and it is these human impacts that must always be at the forefront of U.S. sanctions policy considerations.

Mallika Rao

Armless Artist Applies For UK Visa...Absurdity Ensues

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts

A Kazakh artist born without arms, who was reportedly denied entry into the UK this spring for the surreal official reason that his fingerprints were ...

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch April 9, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, no...

Norway Calls on the World to Ban Nuclear Weapons

John Dear | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
John Dear

Last week, an extraordinary, historic event occurred. The government of Norway invited all the nations of the world to a two-day conference to discuss the humanitarian effects of nuclear war and to begin the process to ban all nuclear weapons.