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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...

Renew Nuclear Arms Control, Don’t Destroy It

Renew Nuclear Arms Control, Don’t Destroy It

By Andrew Lichterman* and John Burroughs*. NEW YORK, Jan 2 2019 (IPS) - A hard-earned lesson of the Cold War is that arms control reduces the risk of nuclear war by limiting dangerous deployments and, even more important, by creating channels of communication and...

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The Cold War ended more than two decades ago, but there are still 16,000 nuclear weapons on the planet. Most of them belong to the United States and Russia. The United Kingdom, China, France, India, Pakistan, Israel, and now, North Korea, collectively have fewer than 1000. Abolition 2000 is a global network committed to ridding the world of nuclear weapons, and the terrible danger they pose for life on our fragile planet.
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