All Articles on Nuclear Weapons

The U.S. Defense Department conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California on Aug. 18, 2019. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) Views
Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty
The United States can be a leader in the peace race, but only if our leaders hear a loud message from the people: nuclear weapons are an unacceptable threat to all of humanity and they are also now illegal.
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An inflatable nuclear missile balloon stands at the ready before Global Zero's rally to eliminate nuclear weapons begins in McPherson Square on April 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Heightening Risk of Accidental Nuclear War, Russia Follows Trump's Lead and Withdraws From Open Skies Treaty
Moscow is reportedly willing to reverse its decision to pull out if the U.S. rejoins the pact credited with helping to prevent nuclear war.
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Even without the corrosive impacts of Donald Trump’s hostile diplomacy of recent years, China would pose an enormous challenge to any new administration. (Photo: PRE-COVID/Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Can Biden Achieve Progress Where It Matters While Avoiding a New Cold (or Hot) War?
President Biden’s China conundrum.
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It’s time for different tools and a different mindset. (Photo: Ploughshares Fund) Views
Biden Must Retire the Illogical Great Power Competition Paradigm
There is no winning a nuclear arms race and no winning a nuclear war. The use of any nuclear weapon in conflict is a loss for humanity.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC January 7, 2021. News
If Pelosi Is This Worried About 'Unhinged' Trump With Nukes, Say Critics, 'Impeach and Remove Him Immediately'
"If the threat is so serious that you have to ask one of Trump's own appointees to keep him from firing nuclear missiles, the threat is serious enough to impeach him today and not wait until next week."
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Everything must be done to apply concerted pressure on NWS governments. (Photo: Lamerie/flickr/cc) Views
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: The Road There and the Road Ahead
For those of us who have been part of the anti-nuclear movement, this moment in history is one filled with possibilities.
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Numerous nations — including New Zealand, France, Costa Rica, Belize and, as of November, Denmark — as well as state and local governments have announced moratoriums on new oil exploration and production. (Photo: CGP Grey/Flickr/cc) Views
Treat Fossil Fuels Like Nukes. Endorse a New Nonproliferation Treaty
The treaty addresses a nearly universal failing of climate change regulations, which usually attempt to curb energy demand instead of attacking the oil industry directly by limiting fossil fuel supply.
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An Iranian citizen reads a newspaper in Tehran following U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election, which many hope will lead to a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal and a lifting of economic sanctions. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
As Trump Threatens War With Iran, 150 House Democrats Endorse Biden Vow to Rejoin Nuclear Deal
"Biden has a narrow window of opportunity at the start of his presidency to undo Trump's mess."
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Views
Rouhani to Biden: If US Comes Back to Nuclear Deal, So Will Iran
If Biden, on becoming president, lifts the US financial and trade blockade on Iran, Tehran will immediately return to scrupulously observing the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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The current suggestion about the Biden administration trying to exploit the Trump-imposed sanctions is merely the latest version of a notion heard in this country throughout the four-decade history of the Islamic Republic of Iran—that by exerting pressure just a little longer, the Iranian rulers will cry uncle over whatever issue we want them to cry uncle about. That notion has not worked for the last four decades. (Photo: Alex Gakos via shutterstock.com) Views
Why Using Trump’s Sanctions as 'Leverage' To Get More From Iran Won’t Work
Punishing the target country regardless of its behavior does not create leverage; it destroys it.
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