The FARC, now undergoing the tricky process of disarmament, was still armed and active just a few months ago.
Delays in setting up disarmament camps for former guerillas have cast doubt on the Colombian government's commitment to peace. But the real problem is its national history.
‘A-Day’ marked the first of 23 atomic bomb explosions at Bikini.
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In the summer of 1946, the U.S. government detonated the first of many atomic bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Seventy years of radiation exposure later, residents are still fighting for justice.
Should we act to prevent this from ever happening?
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Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.
On August 6, 1945, a crude bomb containing 60 kilograms of highly enriched uranium exploded 580 metres above Hiroshima.
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Today's nuclear arsenals are so powerful that dropping a Hiroshima-size bomb every two hours for 70 years would not exhaust their destructive capacity. The global disarmament regime is broken.
Just over a decade ago this boy posed in front of a mound of weapons handed in during a gun amnesty in the Solomon Islands. Today he lives in a nation that is gun-free by law.
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One sprawling region stands apart for having largely avoided, and at times even reversed, the steady global proliferation of illegal firearms and death by gunshot.
The world has seen what two small atom bombs did to Japan. Today thousands of nuclear weapons threaten us all with catastrophe.
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Two odd facts. First, the United Nations General Assembly has declared today, September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. You might yawn. Why bother? That’s never…