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No nuclear weapons

In 2020, we’ve dealt with everything from gender reveal parties sparking deadly wildfires to locust swarms, murder hornets, and a global pandemic. So it may feel like talking about nuclear…

Ban on nuclear weapons?

At the United Nations in July when the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty draft was put to vote for adoption, Pakistan, along with all recognised and non-recognised nuclear weapons states, was…

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons

We will not invest in our annihilation. Now we can avoid it. Our world and everything we care about is threatened every moment of every day by nuclear weapons, either…

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons

Twice in seven days the United States shot nuclear-capable long-range missiles toward the Marshall Islands, but the same government refused in March to join negotiations for a new treaty banning…

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons

They are not a deterrent to terrorists, whom security experts regard as the greatest danger to our nation. They do not deter attacks from other nations, because very few want…

Nuclear Weapons Competition

Nuclear weapons competition

Every state possessing nuclear weapons has difficulty answering the question, ‘How much is enough?’ It’s natural to think that more weapons will result in more security because nuclear weapons are so fearsome and because it’s hard to know what hand the competition is holding.

Nuclear insanity

Here’s the beginning of a recent, miniscule Reuters story: “The global market for nuclear missiles and bombs should surpass $126 billion within ten years, up nearly 73 percent from 2020…

Nuclear disarmament

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is hardly the first time a nuclear power has attacked a non-nuclear nation. That raises questions about the arguments for non-proliferation. If nuclear-weapon states can…

The horror of nuclear conflicts

We do not teach nuclear war, but we need to. Make no mistake, the invasion of Ukraine is a nuclear-fueled conflict and students are ill-prepared to understand it. We need…

Nuclear threats

Threats to use nuclear weapons are as old as nuclear weapons. Threats to use nuclear weapons may even be their main function. Increasingly bellicose statements by Putin and Russian State…