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Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Must Stand <p style='font size:14px'>By Antony J. Blinken</p>

Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Must Stand

By Antony J. Blinken

Standing next to Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at a news conference Wednesday, President Trump inveighed against the nuclear agreement with Iran,...

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Trump, like JFK, Should Make Nuclear Test Ban Top Priority <p style='font size:14px'>By William Lambers</p>

Trump, like JFK, Should Make Nuclear Test Ban Top Priority

By William Lambers

President Trump’s first treaty might be closer than you think, if he chooses peace. It’s the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which bans all nuclear...

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Two Nobel Prize-winning nuclear experts explain the unlikely reasons why Trump could be our savior <p style='font size:14px'>By Dr. James Muller & Dr. John Pastore</p>

Two Nobel Prize-winning nuclear experts explain the unlikely reasons why Trump could be our savior

By Dr. James Muller & Dr. John Pastore

The Doomsday Clock has been advanced to 2.5 minutes to midnight—a setting closer to humanity’s extinction than any year since 1953. The Bulletin of the Atomic...

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The Finger on the Nuclear Button

The Finger on the Nuclear Button

Scientists who study the risk of nuclear war recently moved the hands of the symbolic Doomsday Clock to 2½ minutes before midnight — meaning they believe that...

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President Trump: Like President Reagan, Make Us Safer <p style='font size:14px'>By Jonathan Granoff</p>

President Trump: Like President Reagan, Make Us Safer

By Jonathan Granoff

Dear President Elect Trump: There is a challenge more important than jobs, health care, border security, and economic growth, and yes, even your passion to “make...

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Would an impulsive Trump hit the nuclear button? <p style='font size:14px'>By Richard C. Longworth</p>

Would an impulsive Trump hit the nuclear button?

By Richard C. Longworth

In the late 1980s, as the Cold War neared its end, a veteran Cold Warrior reminisced in Chicago about the nuclear button and the thinking of the men who controlled...

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Statement of Former Senator Sam Nunn On the Nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State

Statement of Former Senator Sam Nunn On the Nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State

Chairman Corker, Senator Cardin, Senator Isakson, and members of the Committee: Rex Tillerson doesn’t have the typical background of a nominee for Secretary of...

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Reagan must be spinning in grave over Trump nuke bluster <p style='font size:14px'>By Will Bunch</p>

Reagan must be spinning in grave over Trump nuke bluster

By Will Bunch

Ever notice President Obama’s hair — and how gray it’s gotten over the last eight years? It’s not because he joined the Gray Hair Club for...

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No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Alex Wellerstein</p>

No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons

By Alex Wellerstein

Sometime in the next few weeks, Donald Trump will be briefed on the procedures for how to activate the U.S. nuclear arsenal, if he hasn’t already learned about...

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Nuclear Trump: 3 Dangers and 3 Opportunities <p style='font size:14px'>By Joseph Cirincione</p>

Nuclear Trump: 3 Dangers and 3 Opportunities

By Joseph Cirincione

The man whom advisers did not trust with a Twitter account will soon have the unfettered opportunity to launch nuclear war. – More

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