The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
For Australia, the US election should provide an opportunity to rethink defence relationships, especially as they relate to nuclear weapons.
Is Australia's reliance on nuclear defence agreements keeping us on the wrong side of history?
‘A-Day’ marked the first of 23 atomic bomb explosions at Bikini.
Department of Energy
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.
Korean War-era weapons on display in South Korea. More than six decades on, tensions are unresolved – and now they are nuclear.
The West has long depended on the nuclear deterrent to quell the threat of 'rogue' nations like North Korea. But Pyongyang's continued nuclear weapons program shows that global disarmament is the only answer.