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No First Use

On Jan. 30, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced companion bills in the 116th Congress to establish the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first. That’s … Continue reading

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Will Lady Conductors Sing Karaoke for Kim Jong Un?

The main nuclear weapons threat on earth is increasing tension between the United States and Russia over Syria, Ukraine, Crimea and other issues. Not far behind is the ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Either conflict, if escalated … Continue reading

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Helsinki and New START

I don’t know one person, acquaintance or public figure who thought the July 16 meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki went well. The only people who found a ray of hope in the awkward encounter are those … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

If we accept the premise articulated by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that we are stronger together, there is a lot in society requiring our collective attention. What did we work on? What are we working on? What should we be … Continue reading

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No Nukes? Not Now

It is no surprise the 2015 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference failed to reach consensus about next steps. On Nov. 7, 2014 the U.S. State Department made a statement about the role of the NPT in a press release, … Continue reading

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It is 5 Minutes to Midnight

The world has not tamed the nuclear beast and we should be concerned. Later this month, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS), a group formed 70 years ago by some of the physicists who worked on the Manhattan Project, … Continue reading

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