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Candidates should carry on Reagan’s quest of no nukes <p style='font size:14px'>By William Lambers</p>

Candidates should carry on Reagan’s quest of no nukes

By William Lambers

It was President Ronald Reagan who said his goal was “to reduce substantially, and ultimately to eliminate, nuclear weapons and rid the world of the nuclear...

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Rearming for the apocalypse <p style='font size:14px'>By  Stephen Kinzer</p>

Rearming for the apocalypse

By Stephen Kinzer

AMERICANS ARE IN near-panic over the danger posed by Islamic terrorists. That danger, however, pales beside an emerging new one. President Obama has proposed a frighteningly...

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America Should Get Its Nuclear House in Order <p style='font size:14px'>By Lawrence J. Korb</p>

America Should Get Its Nuclear House in Order

By Lawrence J. Korb

There is no doubt that the United States and the international community should be concerned about the latest nuclear test by the unpredictable and unstable regime...

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Stephen Hawking Warns Of Technology Apocalypse Involving Nuclear Weapons, Genetically Engineered Diseases <p style='font size:14px'>By Jess Mchugh</p>

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Technology Apocalypse Involving Nuclear Weapons, Genetically Engineered Diseases

By Jess Mchugh

With the rapid progress of technology, as well as the possibility of weaponizing that science, the world needs to prepare for an event that would make Earth uninhabitable,...

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Nuclear weapons risk greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief <p style='font size:14px'>By Julian Borger</p>

Nuclear weapons risk greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief

By Julian Borger

The risks of a nuclear catastrophe – in a regional war, terrorist attack, by accident or miscalculation – is greater than it was during the cold war and rising,...

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Why nukes should interest young people <p style='font size:14px'>By William Lambers</p>

Why nukes should interest young people

By William Lambers

Recently, a college student in Boston asked, “How can we get young people interested in nuke disarmament?” As a presidential election year is upon us,...

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NTI Celebrates Former Secretary of State George Shultz’s 95th Birthday

NTI Celebrates Former Secretary of State George Shultz’s 95th Birthday

The Nuclear Threat Initiative is proud to honor and celebrate former Secretary of State George Shultz’s 95th birthday with the release of a new video, The...

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Why Reagan embraced Gorbachev <p style='font size:14px'>By James Mann</p>

Why Reagan embraced Gorbachev

By James Mann

After President Obama concluded his nuclear agreement with Iran this summer, not only Obama’s supporters but even Brent Scowcroft, the national security adviser...

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The Pakistan Nuclear Nightmare

The Pakistan Nuclear Nightmare

With as many as 120 warheads, Pakistan could in a decade become the world’s third-ranked nuclear power, behind the United States and Russia, but ahead of China,...

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Mr. President, kill the new cruise missile <p style='font size:14px'>By William J. Perry and Andy Weber</p>

Mr. President, kill the new cruise missile

By William J. Perry and Andy Weber

Because they can be launched without warning and come in both nuclear and conventional variants, cruise missiles are a uniquely destabilizing type of weapon. President...

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