The Endless Arms Race: Despite Promises, New Nuclear Weapons Are On the Way

It’s heartening to see that an agreement has been reached to ensure that Iran honors its commitment, made when it signed the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), to forgo developing nuclear weapons. But what about the other key part of the NPT, Article VI, which commits nuclear-armed nations to "cessation of the nuclear arms race … Continue reading “The Endless Arms Race: Despite Promises, New Nuclear Weapons Are On the Way”

When Will They Ever Learn? The American People and Support for War

When it comes to war, the American public is remarkably fickle. The responses of Americans to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars provide telling examples. In 2003, according to opinion polls, 72 percent of Americans thought going to war in Iraq was the right decision. By early 2013, support for that decision had declined to 41 … Continue reading “When Will They Ever Learn? The American People and Support for War”

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Is Just as Important as Eliminating Chemical Weapons

The apparent employment of chemical weapons in Syria should remind us that, while weapons of mass destruction exist, there is a serious danger that they will be used. That danger is highlighted by an article in the September/October 2013 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Written by two leading nuclear weapons specialists, Hans … Continue reading “Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Is Just as Important as Eliminating Chemical Weapons”