Archive for April, 2013

Nuclear arms card for Japan

Nuclear arms card for Japan

The United States is still haunted by a nightmare of 2006, says an insider of the Defense Ministry. But the “nightmare” he refers to is not the first nuclear...

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North Korea: Radioactive gases ‘consistent with’ nuclear test detected

North Korea: Radioactive gases ‘consistent with’ nuclear test detected

A nuclear monitoring station in Japan has recorded what could be the first radioactive noble gases from February’s nuclear test in North Korea.   The...

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Destroying Nuclear Weapons Takes A Little Moxie

Destroying Nuclear Weapons Takes A Little Moxie

There was a reason that potential Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz’ confirmation hearings ended in just a single vote against. Besides indicating Moniz is eminently...

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From Non-Proliferation To A Total Ban On Nukes – OpEd <p style='font size:14px'>By Tim Wright </p>

From Non-Proliferation To A Total Ban On Nukes – OpEd

By Tim Wright

At the beginning of March, the Norwegian government hosted a landmark conference in Oslo on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and the inability of relief...

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Imagine World Without Nuclear Weapons <p style='font size:14px'>By Desmond Tutu</p>

Imagine World Without Nuclear Weapons

By Desmond Tutu

In February 1990, the same month that Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba, walked free after 27 years behind bars, South Africa’s then-President, Frederik...

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How much do you know about nuclear weapons? Take our quiz.

How much do you know about nuclear weapons? Take our quiz.

How much do you know about the science, history, and politics behind nuclear weapons?  Take this short quiz to find out.  – More

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How nuclear realists falsely frame the nuclear weapons debate <p style='font size:14px'>By Ward Wilson</p>

How nuclear realists falsely frame the nuclear weapons debate

By Ward Wilson

There has never been as much dissatisfaction with the international framework governing nuclear weapons (the Non-Proliferation Treaty) as there is today. The treaty...

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NNSA Nuclear Weapons Budget Ignores Fiscal Realities; Congress Should Re-Examine B61 Project <p style='font size:14px'>By By Daryl G. Kimball and Tom Z. Collina</p>

NNSA Nuclear Weapons Budget Ignores Fiscal Realities; Congress Should Re-Examine B61 Project

By By Daryl G. Kimball and Tom Z. Collina

The Barack Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget request proposes spending $7.87 billion for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Weapons Activities,...

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In U.S., South Korean Makes Case for Nuclear Arms

In U.S., South Korean Makes Case for Nuclear Arms

On a day when North Korea warned expatriates in the South to evacuate because the country was on the brink of nuclear war – a statement the American Embassy in...

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How to Detect a Nuclear Test on Your iPhone

How to Detect a Nuclear Test on Your iPhone

When Mita bought her new iPhone, she had opted-in to the “citizen-scientist” program. Her smartphone was continually monitoring and storing data from...

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