Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
For Nuclear Disarmament, the Long Run Is Here*

For Nuclear Disarmament, the Long Run Is Here*

From Andrew Lichterman** Twenty-five years ago this month, the International Court of Justice issued its Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat and Use of Nuclear Weapons. In a closely divided ruling, the Court found that the threat or use of nuclear weapons...
Boris Johnson Steps in It

Boris Johnson Steps in It

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has come under a fully-justified barrage of criticism for its recent announcement regarding changes to its nuclear weapons stance. In what follows, we will place this policy shift in context, so as to underscore the need not...
It’s Not Enough to Declare “No First Use”

It’s Not Enough to Declare “No First Use”

On January 30, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Armed Services Chair Adam Smith introduced a bill declaring that, “It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first.” This is a good thing, but standing alone is likely to have little impact on the...