Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Binoy Kampmark: Cultivated Lunacy, Nuclear Deterrence and Banning the Nuke

In looking at the debates on nuclear weapons, one tension remains ineradicable.  Those who do not possess such weapons, nor put their stake in their murderously reassuring properties, have little interest in seeing them kept

Robert Koehler: The parallel universe of peace

The guy who could start a nuclear war has, in his own mind, already dehumanized a huge percentage of the world’s population. Doing so makes it so much easier to kill them when necessary

Dave Lindorff: Effective January 1, 2021 Nuclear Weapons Will Be Illegal

The task, going forward, is to use the new UN treaty banning these weapons to pressure the nations of the world to eliminate them for good

Alan Robock: Dear President-Elect Biden, please start with the easiest problem to solve

Your presidency is an unprecedented opportunity for positive change in the world. Reducing the threat of nuclear war and nuclear winter will make the United States safer and richer, and cement your status as a world leader

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William D. Hartung: The U.S. of A(rms)

The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump

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Scott Ritter: In refusing to extend New START, the US puts the world on the path of collective suicide

The US has embraced the notion that American security is predicated on a new generation of nuclear weaponry unconstrained by the limitations imposed by arms control agreements

Mandy Smithberger: National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget

A Post-Coronavirus Economy Can No Longer Afford to Put the Pentagon First

Mary Wareham: Interview with Mary Wareham, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Interview on lethal autonomous weapons and Wareham’s new HRW report, “Stopping Killer Robots,” an incisive survey of country positions and policies regarding lethal autonomous weapons

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Richard Falk: Nuclear Complacency and the Dangerous Drift Toward a New Cold War with China

For relations among states having nuclear weaponry, stability is achieved by relying on various forms of deterrence combined with the implementation of the nuclear apartheid regime

Robert Koehler: Learning from the hibakushas

Waging peace is more complex than waging war, but we’ve given ourselves no choice but to take on the challenge. At long last

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