Category: Nuclear War

Michael Slager: Trump is Moving us Closer to Nuclear Midnight

Source: Informed Comment In 1983, Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces, saw something shocking on his computer. The United States had launched a nuclear missile, and it was heading toward Moscow. Petrov said that he “just sat there for a few seconds, staring at … the screen with the word Read more…

Julian Borger: New “Low-Yield” Nuclear Warhead a Dangerous Step

Critics of the warhead say it accelerates a drift towards thinking of nuclear weapons as a means to fight and win wars, rather than as a deterrent of last resort

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Richard Falk: Contesting Nuclearism

The goal of nuclear disarmament will never be reached so long as arms control and nonproliferation of nuclear weaponry are seen as the pillars of global stability in the nuclear age

Robert Koehler: Nuclear Hubris

One thing that becomes clear to me when I wander into the world, and the minds, of geopolitical professionals — government people — is how limited and linear their thinking seems to be

Prabir Purkayastha: Current U.S. approach to nuclear weapons can only lead to armageddon

Arms control provides the only path to peace

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Lawrence Wittner: Americans are ready for a different approach to nuclear weapons

Yet another sign of public discontent is the emerging Back from the Brink campaign, supported by numerous peace, environmental, religious, health, and other organizations

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Conn Hallinan: Nuclear Lies & Broken Promises

It is easy to blame the current resident of the White House for world tensions, except that the major nuclear powers have been ignoring their commitments on nuclear weapons and disarmament for over 50 years

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Lawrence Wittner: Which would you prefer―nuclear war or climate catastrophe?

To: The people of the world From:  The Joint Public Relations Department of the Great Powers The world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson, and other heroic rulers of our glorious nations.  Not only are they hard at work making their respective countries great again, but Read more…

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Brian Terrell: A Doubtful Proposition

A reflection on the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Robert Koehler: A tight grip on our nuclear toys

So what we have right now is a world in which the public’s natural desire for peace is diverted to the status of impossible

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