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    On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    • Achin Vanaik
    12 March 2014
    Paper

    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’.

  2. Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

    Praful Bidwai
    05 December 2012
    Article

    Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention

  3. Could there really be a war against Iran?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 February 2012
    Article

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

  4. Obama’s Nuclear Postures

    Zia Mian
    19 July 2010
    Article

    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.

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    How many bombs does India need?

    Praful Bidwai
    18 September 2009
    Article
    India already has more than 100 fission weapons, each enough to kill up to two million people. This is deterrence enough.
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    An insecure arsenal

    Praful Bidwai
    17 November 2009
    Article

    The task of securing Pakistan’s nuclear facilities against an extremist takeover cannot be left to the U.S. alone.

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    Costly vote of confidence

    Praful Bidwai
    25 July 2008
    Article
    The ruling United Progressive Alliance has won a bitterly contested motion of confidence over the US-India nuclear deal by a small margin, but at a great cost.
  8. Pernicious parallels

    Mariano Aguirre
    16 December 2010
    Article

    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.

  9. Secret Israel–South Africa Nuclear Deal Exposed

    Praful Bidwai
    17 June 2010
    Article

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

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

    Phyllis Bennis
    09 August 2010
    Article

    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.

  11. Learning from Disaster? After Sendai

    Richard Falk
    17 March 2011
    Article

    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.

  12. The Marshall Islands Versus the World’s Nuclear Weapons States

    Peter Weiss
    04 February 2015
    Article

    One effect of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) initiative is to throw a spotlight on the policies of the nuclear weapons states, which claim to be committed to a nuclear weapons free world while showing not the slightest willingness to reach that goal.

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    A final document without finality: The NPT review outcome

    07 June 2010
    Press release

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

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

    Phyllis Bennis
    26 May 2010
    Article

    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.

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    Escalating Threats of US Attacks Against Iran

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 February 2007
    Article

    The US administration’s anti-Iranian rhetoric is escalating rapidly. Phyllis Bennis assesses the risk of such an attack and sets out the challenges that it poses to the anti-war movement.

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    Barack Obama, Iran, and the nuclear danger

    Mariano Aguirre
    20 October 2009
    Article

    The tensions over Iran's nuclear programme resemble the prelude to the Iraq war of 2003. But the new conditions of international politics could yet be turned to advantage in finding a solution.
  17. Achin Vanaik

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    Achin Vanaik (India) TNI Fellow and Retired Professor of International Relations and Global Politics from the University of Delhi, Achin is an active member of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India). He has (co)authored or (co) edited 20 books ranging from studies of India's political economy, issues concerning religion, communalism and secularism as well as international...

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    New Nukes

    • Achin Vanaik, Praful Bidwai
    27 June 2000
    Book
    Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, two of India's most respected and experienced journalists and longtime anti-nuclear activists, examine the causes and consequences of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, and provide a framework for understanding the global context in which they occur.
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    What's behind Obama's rhetoric of nuclear restraint?

    Achin Vanaik
    05 October 2009
    Article
    The discourse of concern about nuclear non-proliferation by the biggest and most obscene of all nuclear culprits – the US – serves admirably as one line of attack on countries like Iran and as a disguise for the US’s deeper and wider motives in West and East Asia.
  20. The Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    Achin Vanaik
    29 April 2010
    Article

    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.

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