Archive for April, 2015

Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons

Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons

Austria on Tuesday called for banning nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing of 159 countries....

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Vietnam pledges to push for nuclear weapons free zones

Vietnam pledges to push for nuclear weapons free zones

Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN has asserted the country’s willingness to work closely with other states parties and signatories to strengthen nuclear...

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How to Avert a Nuclear War <p style='font size:14px'>By James E. Cartwright & Vladimir Dvorkin</p>

How to Avert a Nuclear War

By James E. Cartwright & Vladimir Dvorkin

We find ourselves in an increasingly risky strategic environment. The Ukrainian crisis has threatened the stability of relations between Russia and the West, including...

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How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona, in the Negev Desert, was the key to its secret nuclear project. Yet, for decades,...

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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.

The nuclear arms race that began during World War II, then escalated throughout the cold war, has left more than 17,000 nuclear warheads scattered around the world,...

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Iran and Israel cooperating under project aimed at banning nuclear tests

Iran and Israel cooperating under project aimed at banning nuclear tests

Iran and Israel have been cooperating under the auspices of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear bomb tests, the director of the Comprehensive...

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He Handles American Nuclear Weapons, Has ‘Anger’ Issues

He Handles American Nuclear Weapons, Has ‘Anger’ Issues

A key job requirement for federal agents ferrying nuclear weapons around the United States —no surprise here—is that they shouldn’t have “anger management”...

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Israel to host confab of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Israel to host confab of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Israel next week will host a convention of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, as the group seeks to build on the progress made at a field exercise...

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A nuclear test for the Obama doctrine

A nuclear test for the Obama doctrine

Barak Obama came to office with a simple message for his country’s foes: “We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist – More

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Iran and the Recurrent Fear of Arms Control <p style='font size:14px'>By Steve Chapman</p>

Iran and the Recurrent Fear of Arms Control

By Steve Chapman

“Reagan has accelerated the moral disarmament of the West by elevating wishful thinking to the status of political philosophy.” — George F. Will,...

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