The Trump administration has reportedly discussed conducting an explosive nuclear test for political purposes with the goal of forcing China to the arms control negotiating table. Here’s why restarting explosive nuclear testing is dangerous and unnecessary.
At the Center and Council, we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and believe that all Americans must work to dismantle and destroy structural racism in our society. We support the peaceful protests happening throughout the country and denounce the Trump administration’s efforts to impede the Constitutional right to assemble. We stand with journalists who are working incessantly to shine light […]
By Samuel M. Hickey On May 27, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will now block the efforts of Russia, China and some European countries to make it harder for Iranian nuclear sites to be used for weapons development. By threatening to sanction our partners and allies who are constraining Iran’s […]
By Isabel Martinez On November 24, 2019, Pope Francis delivered a speech on nuclear threats in Nagasaki during a three-day visit to Japan. In doing so, he became the second pope to visit both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, following Pope John Paul II in 1981. In his speech, Pope Francis worried the world has grown content with “a false sense […]
By Samuel M. Hickey May 8 marked two years since President Trump formally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, while maintaining that “[i]t is the policy of the United States that Iran be denied a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles.” Since then, the Trump […]