Nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons

On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

March 2014

It is time for a closer look at the self-serving claim by nuclear weapons states that one of the greatest dangers is that of nuclear weapons being built or falling into the hands of ‘terrorist groups’.

Could there really be a war against Iran?

February 2012

Although political brinksmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.

Learning from Disaster? After Sendai

March 2011

Despite a terrible history with nuclear technology, corporate and state actors try to disconnect these mega disasters from the energy industry in order to "normalise" that which continues threatens our very existance.

Pernicious parallels

December 2010

The United States' protracted fight against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the spectre of the Vietnam war. A review on recent literature on US wartime policies from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why the U.S. won't cut ties with Israel, no matter how extreme its government gets

August 2010

Israel's defence minister spends much more time in Washington than the nation's pro-"ethnic cleansing" foreign minister; no wonder when the US is committing hundreds of billions of US taxes to Israel's militarization.

Obama’s Nuclear Postures

July 2010

The latest US government nuclear review shows that Obama's nuclear policy - rhetoric aside - is no different to previous administrations, seeking to retain nuclear weapons for the indefinite future and accepting scant constraint on how these weapons might be used.

Secret Israel–South Africa Nuclear Deal Exposed

June 2010

Recently declassified 'top secret' documents show that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to South Africa’s white-racist apartheid regime in 1975.

A final document without finality: The NPT review outcome

June 2010

The 5-year review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended with more of a whimper than a bang.

Can a Security Council "Coalition of the Unwilling" Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?

May 2010

Renewed U.S. efforts to bring sanctions against Iran are more backlash for being snubbed in favour of a tripartite deal with Turkey and Brazil than they are about nuclear proliferation. A UN Security Council coalition may be able to block U.S. pressure for sanctions that would only punish Iranian civilians.

The Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

April 2010

The hyped up discourse at this month's nuclear summit centred on preventing the transfer of nuclear weapons to non-state actors or “irresponsible” state actors, thus skirting away from the primary problem – that of state terrorism in both its nuclear and non-nuclear forms.