Russia flaunts its strategic nuclear missiles during Victory Day parade rehearsals in 2019.
African states have an important role to play in promoting a total ban on nuclear weapons.
New Zealand participated in a recent UK-led defence exercise in South East Asia.
With the recent AUKUS agreement increasing tensions in the Indo-Pacific region, the time is right for nuclear-free New Zealand to take a lead.
Hiroshima after the US military dropped the atomic bomb on 6 August 1945.
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Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
Pope Francis observes a minute of silence for the victims of Hiroshima at the city’s Peace Memorial Park.
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As Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff in the nuclear era to call for total disarmament, all of us – whether secular or religious – can engage through creative and proactive moral responsibility.
A nuclear arms race could have devastating effects, and working towards nuclear disarmament is becoming more urgent.
The recent nuclear explosions in Russia serve as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose. Canada is uniquely situated to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons globally.
The atomic cloud rises over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
With the risk of a nuclear conflict seeming higher than ever, how much do EU citizens really know about nuclear weapons and their use? A new survey provides striking answers.
US President Donald Trump’s language has only inflamed the tense situation.
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A tense standoff in the world’s most volatile region is not only dangerous, it could have been avoided by the US adhering to an agreement that was far from perfect, but better than the alternative.
Lay down your arms.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it’s not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
After decades of deadly enmity, Libya and the West made a major breakthrough on weapons of mass destruction. How?
Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits.
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Professor Robert Kelly is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday.
Time to talk: Kim and Trump.
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The goal of the summit should not be the nuclear disarmament of North Korea.
Thanks to South Korea, there is a chance for peace with North Korea. Whether the Trump administration can take it is another matter.
North Koreans cheer in this November 2017 as they watch a news broadcast announcing Kim Jong-un’s order to test-fire the inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 at the Pyongyang Train Station in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
Assumptions, authoritarianism and errors are just a few of the ways in which the world could be confronted by a nuclear disaster, physicist and disarmament expert MV Ramana suggests in his book reviews.
A nuclear physicist and disarmament expert recommends reading on nuclear disasters, weapons, authoritarianism and climate change.
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.
President Obama unveils ‘Prague Agenda’ on nukes in 2009.
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.
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.
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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.
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.