nuclear arms control


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 >

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kamaile O. Long
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UCS Board Member Dick Garwin Wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

, former co-director, Global Security

The White House announced this week that UCS Board member Dick Garwin will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Obama on November 22—where he’ll be joined by Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, and others. Read more >

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Six Close Calls During the Cuban Missile Crisis

, former co-director, Global Security

The Cuban Missile Crisis played out in the second half of October 1962. People generally know that it brought the world close to nuclear war but that in the end U.S. and Soviet leaders kept their heads and the world pulled through.

I remember as a young boy watching President Kennedy’s October 22 speech on our black and white TV set. I could tell from my parents’ reaction that things were bad. And essentially everything I’ve learned about the crisis since then has made me realize it was scarier than any of us realized. Read more >

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Scientists Support The Iran Deal—And They’re Bringing it to Social Media

, former co-director, Global Security

Are you feeling confused about things you’re hearing on the pros and cons of the deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program? Wish someone who knew the details would answer your questions?

Last Friday, two highly qualified scientists did just that, answering questions submitted by the public during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. Read more >

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When Did the Nuclear Age Begin? 70 Years Ago, Today

, former co-director, Global Security

Seventy years ago today, the United States exploded the first atomic bomb in the New Mexican desert, at the Alamogordo Bombing Range. Thus began the nuclear age. Read more >

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