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Ask an Expert: Congress Plans to Spend Billions on Dangerous, Unnecessary Nuclear Weapons

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This week is the 75th anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only time nuclear bombs have been used in a conflict—and one could only hope the last time. To commemorate the anniversary, I thought it would be appropriate to devote this column to taking a hard look at current US nuclear weapons policy, and to do that, I had a chat with our new Global Security Program Washington representative, Kevin Davis Read more >

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A Pivotal Moment in US-Russian Arms Control

Daniel Puentes, Ph.D. candidate and Chelsie Boodoo, Ph.D. student, , UCS

Nuclear weapons have plagued the international security environment since the first atomic weapon was successfully detonated at the Trinity test site in July 1945. Today, the situation has grown more complicated as arms control agreements and treaties are dismantled in an “America First” attitude adopted by the current administration. Read more >

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10 Things That the Scholarly Community Can Do to Stand in Solidarity

Acknowledge the history. Revise your work. Refuse to be complicit. Read more >

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As Congress Debates an Economic Stimulus, Where Should the Money Be Spent?

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The government will be directly, massively guiding the direction of the economy. It is therefore imperative that we get this right. Read more >

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The Other Existential Threat: Nuclear Weapons & the 2020 Presidential Campaign

Recent polling shows that in key primary states, including New Hampshire and Iowa, over 80% of respondents want to know what candidates think about nuclear weapons. Read more >

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