nuclear weapon states

$72.9 billion. Wasted.

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre Nine nuclear armed states spent roughly $73 billion on their nuclear arsenals last year! That’s $138,699 per minute! These numbers come from our latest investigation, published today: “Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending in 2020.” This…

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

“I long ago took to heart the words of Omar Bradley, spoken virtually a half century ago, when he observed, having seen the aftermath of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus: ‘We live in an age of nuclear giants…

Trump’s UN Address a Failure of Nuclear Leadership

Statement from Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball Since 1945, U.S. presidents have sought to rally global support and action toward practical solutions curbing the spread of nuclear weapons and reducing the dangerous likelihood of their use. Sadly, President Donald J. Trump, in…

NPT review conference: A document or not?

By Susi Snyder* Looking at this NPT review conference, one of the big questions is whether there will be a [final outcome] document, or not. At this point, it’s what everyone is talking about – in the halls, in the…

The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

By Gunnar Westberg, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. As this is being written, the conference reviewing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is going on at the UN in New York. I often lose the line in the formal…

An NPT pop quiz

By John Loretz, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Can you name the “official” NPT nuclear-weapons states? If you said the US, Russia, the UK, France, and China…you’re wrong. No, this wasn’t a trick question having something to…

New Nuclear Arms Race Underway

Human Wrongs Watch By Mark Blackwood and Paul Mitchell, 6 December 2014, WSWS*– Nearly five years ago, at the 2010 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference, the nuclear powers restated their commitment to a “diminishing role for nuclear weapons in security policies to…

Do You Have the Courage to Ban Nuclear Weapons?

Human Wrongs Watch By International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)*, September, 2014 — From the 6-7 December 2014, ICAN will host a Civil Society Forum in Vienna on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Despite the compelling call of the humanitarian initiative, nuclear weapons…