nuclear testing

Environment
Photo: I. Rimanoczy Watching the unfolding last night on TV, as results became clearer, I felt a familiar feeling: it came
Impact
With no treaty in effect, nations could resume testing nukes at any time. This would cause a major arms race. The risk of nuclear terrorism or accidental launch make nuclear disarmament a very crucial goal for all nations. Japan wants to work with the United States on ending nuclear testing and building a world with no nukes.
The World Post
You can see mind-boggling signs of pollution in the mining and smelting city of Leninsk-Kuznetski. Coal dust and ash cover
Politics
Do we really want to risk Cold War reruns? We should be advancing forward to an age of no nukes. We especially need nuclear cooperation with China if we want to influence their neighbor, North Korea, to abandon its arsenal.
The World Post
On March 1st, 1954, the U.S. conducted its largest hydrogen bomb test ever near the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
The World Post
North Korea is the one regional security issue where Washington consistently courts greater Chinese assertiveness.
Politics
The cause of global nuclear disarmament, once a dream with geopolitical cred, may wind up entombed in eternal apathy. As Carroll put it: "Nuclear abolition itself is being abolished." But I refuse to believe that. What I do believe is that change of such magnitude simply cannot emerge from the actions of top-down leadership.
Politics
If nuclear war happened today, it wouldn't be two blocks of states challenging each other in a deadly arms race, but also the "new kids on the nuclear block," such as India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.
Politics
When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that the vast, nuclear destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945 -- at least not yet. But, in reality, nuclear weapon-related destruction has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.
The WorldPost
Bikini Islanders have been trying to go home for more than half a century. But their home might soon be under water.
Politics
We shouldn't go on reliving the Cold War chapter of nuclear tests. Instead, let's finish what Ike and JFK started by ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
The World Post
Just a few weeks after the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 29th marks the International Day against Nuclear Testing.
Politics
The Marshall Islands lawsuits ask: If not us, who? If not now, when? These are the questions asked by those who have no choice. That means all of us should be asking them.
The World Post
The United States, Israel and Iran should all ratify the CTBT to close the door on nuclear testing. It's a vital step toward peace and a step away from nuclear weapons.
Impact
The truth is, as long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not safe. The human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons -- whether by testing, mistake or malice -- is the very reason we need to eliminate them altogether.
Politics
The United States simply cannot return to the Cold War days of nuclear tests. We have not carried out any tests since 1992. We need to keep it that way. The alternative is downright scary.
Politics
Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.
Black Voices
In 1955 the U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon. Men nearby huddled in fear, praying for their lives. Some died instantly. Others lost their sight or had the skin ripped off their bodies. However, these were not enemies of the U.S. They were Americans.
Women
It looks like a photo of a ballet dancer posing against a desert landscape, but it turns out there's much more to this photo