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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.

Will the US and Iran Give Peace a Dance?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

It is not often that the world gets to see the hinge of history move in real time. But it could happen this week, if the leaders of these two critical nations can grasp the moment.

Iran Cooties: Will Obama Meet with Rouhani Tuesday?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

On Tuesday, President Obama has a historic opportunity to end the "Iran cooties" policy. Iran's newly-elected, pragmatic, pro-diplomacy President Hassan Rouhani is going to be addressing the United Nations General Assembly. So is U.S. President Barack Obama.

A Long-Term Strategy for Dealing With Iran and Iranians

Joe Cirincione | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The timeframe to peacefully address Iran's nuclear program is narrowing, so U.S. strategy in the next months is critical.

The Tick Tock of the Doomsday Clock

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The minute hand of the Doomsday Clock will stay at five minutes to midnight for the year 2013, say the scientists and experts at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists who maintain one of the world's most famous time pieces.

The Half-Trillion Dollar Nuclear Budget

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Nuclear weapons are becoming increasingly irrelevant for national security. Yet, instead of scaling back the excessively large arsenal, military planners are putting in place programs to "modernize it," essentially locking the United States into several decades of nuclear build-up.

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.

Colbert Plays "Sanction, Bomb, Marry" With Head Of Ploughshares Fund (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In his "Better Know a Lobby" segment, Colbert took on Ploughshares Fund, an organization dedicated to preventing the use of nuclear and biological wea...

Stephen Colbert's Secret Plan to Defend America

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Stephen Colbert's plan to string a microscopically thin razor along our entire border is brutal, indiscriminate, dangerous... and smarter than the nuclear defense we now have.

Bibi Goes to Washington: How About a Nuclear Free Middle East?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.

Lisa Kudrow Wants a Nuclear-Free Mother's Day

Joe Cirincione | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Cirincione

Lisa Kudrow has teamed up with us in a Mother's Day for Peace campaign to urge people everywhere to honor their mothers with a gift of peace.