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Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons

Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons

Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a “false sense of security” and he urged government leaders...

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North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

A debate is raging in both Japan and South Korea about the nuclear option, driven by the North’s rapidly advancing capabilities and concern the United States might...

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This Is What Nuclear Weapons Leave in Their Wake

This Is What Nuclear Weapons Leave in Their Wake

Decay and desolation scar the landscape of a remote corner of the Kazakh Steppe. Unnatural lakes formed by nuclear bomb explosions pockmark the once flat terrain,...

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The world has some 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them.

The world has some 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a recognition of its efforts to avoid nuclear conflict at a time  of...

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What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean

What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean

The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President...

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Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country’s satellite system, which...

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UN Security Council calls emergency meeting after North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test

UN Security Council calls emergency meeting after North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test

The U.S. and other partner countries Sunday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council in the wake of North Korea’s claims that...

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Five myths about missiles

Five myths about missiles

North Korea’s test launches have brought the possibility of a nuclear strike firmly back into the American consciousness. A recent survey by the Chicago Council...

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We won’t go to war with North Korea on purpose. But we might by accident.

We won’t go to war with North Korea on purpose. But we might by accident.

In the midst of the vitriol flying between Washington and Pyongyang, a number of voices have emerged to assure the world that war is indeed unlikely. The leadership...

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Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate

A military confrontation with North Korea may now be “inevitable,” says Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) The United States is “done talking” about North Korea,...

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