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Thalif Deen, IPS News
Every nuclear power is spending millions to upgrade their arsenals, experts say. (Photo: National Nuclear Security Administration/CC-BY-ND-2.0)
As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric. Randy Riddel, a former senior political affairs officer with the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) told IPS he pities the general public. “Nuclear strategy has become a cockpit of...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Anthony Banbury, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), visits a safe burial site for Ebola victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photo: UN Photo/Ari Gaitanis)
The World Health Organization, which is tasked by the United Nations with...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A United Nations panel will consider on Thursday whether the U.S. Department of...