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Time for a 21st Century US Foreign Policy

With 16,000 of the world’s 17,000 nuclear bombs in the US and Russia, the US should certainly not be fanning the fires for a new cold war after the distressing events in Crimea and the Ukraine.   Rather, we should acknowledge our broken promise to Gorbachev that we wouldn’t expand NATO if Russia didn’t object to [...]

Non Proliferation Disarmament Initiative to meet in Hiroshima

The Non Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) was established in September 2010 with the purpose of taking forward the Action Plan contained in the consensus outcome of the 2010 nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.  Foreign Ministers from the 12 NPDI member states (Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, [...]

Russia can rid the world of nuclear weapons by reinforcing START

The United States has started the deployment of its missile defense ships in Europe. In response to the announcement the Russian Foreign Ministry’s top disarmament official warned Russian might withdraw from the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty if the US continues boosting its anti-missile capabilities. Alice Slater, a New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace [...]