Archive for September, 2011

Global Zero: Obama’s Distant Goal of a Nuclear-Free World

Global Zero: Obama’s Distant Goal of a Nuclear-Free World

Just ten weeks after Inauguration Day in 2009, President Obama used his first overseas trip in office to announce his intention to rid the world of nuclear weapons....

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Nuclear Weapons Still a Threat. Disarmament Would Avoid Accidental War.

Nuclear Weapons Still a Threat. Disarmament Would Avoid Accidental War.

Nearly 20 years after the Cold War ended, humankind still faces the distinct possibility of instant extinction without representation. If nuclear war occurs between...

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How Close is Iran to the Bomb? Depends Who You Ask

How Close is Iran to the Bomb? Depends Who You Ask

Either Iran could build a nuclear bomb in a matter of months or it is unlikely to get such a weapon any time soon — depending on which Western expert you talk...

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Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Testing Methods is Essential<p></p> By Sen. Jake Garn

Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Testing Methods is Essential

By Sen. Jake Garn

In 1985, I orbited the Earth on the space shuttle Discovery amid the tensions of the Cold War. That experience, during a time when the nuclear arsenals of the United...

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Kazakhstan’s Nazarbaev Calls For Strict Curbs On Nuclear Weapons

Kazakhstan’s Nazarbaev Calls For Strict Curbs On Nuclear Weapons

President Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan has called for stronger international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and reduce existing stockpiles.

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Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Weapons Free Anniversary

Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Weapons Free Anniversary

The Republic of Kazakhstan is marking a special anniversary. Twenty years ago, the soon-to-be independent Soviet state closed the infamous Semipalatinsk nuclear...

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Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty<p></p> By Hazel R. O’Leary and Daryl G. Kimball

Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

By Hazel R. O’Leary and Daryl G. Kimball

More than 100 government leaders from around the globe will meet this month at the United Nations to discuss the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, an international...

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Explaining Libya to Iran<p></p> By Alexander Bollfrass

Explaining Libya to Iran

By Alexander Bollfrass

Eight years after Moammar Gadhafi gave up his mail-order nuclear weapons program and chemical munitions in exchange for détente with the West, he has been chased...

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The Final Failure<p></p> By Samuel R. Berger & Steve Andreasen

The Final Failure

By Samuel R. Berger & Steve Andreasen

In the decade since Osama bin Laden masterminded the 9/11 attacks, U.S. security policy has centered on al Qaeda and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — fueled...

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No Nuclear Weapons, Pledge Latin Powers

No Nuclear Weapons, Pledge Latin Powers

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Two of Latin America’s leading emergent nuclear powers, Argentina and Brazil, said they would campaign to keep the South...

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