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  1. 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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    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’.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Wilbert van der Zeijden

    Profile

    Wilbert van der Zeijden is a political scientist and former Coordinator of the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases. He works with the Dutch organisation IKV Pax Christi as researcher on nuclear issues

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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    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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    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.
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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.
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    Zia Mian

    Profile

    Zia Mian is a research scientist with the programme on science and global security, based at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a columnist of Foreign Policy in Focus, and contributor to TNI's Militarism and Globalisation project

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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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    H-bomb or a fizzle?

    Praful Bidwai
    08 September 2009
    Article
    The claim that the May 1998 thermonuclear test failed should not be used to demand further testing. India does not need hydrogen bombs for security
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    The nuclear gang rides again

    Saul Landau
    20 August 2009
    Article

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