By Deverrick Holmes, Policy Intern This week, as Congress considers the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Members will vote on whether the United States needs a new small or “low-yield” nuclear weapon. The specific policy that was hotly contested by Members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), and eventually defeated, provided funding for the […]
No President has had a perfect record when it comes to reducing nuclear threats, but every President since Kennedy has championed a deal to do so. There is still time for President Trump to do the same!
July 1 marks 51 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, opened for signature. 51 years later, here’s why the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is still the world’s most important nuclear treaty.
By Bryce Farabaugh and Deverrick Holmes, Policy Interns This month marks the seventeenth anniversary of the United States withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, a landmark agreement from the Cold War that limited American and Soviet (and subsequently, Russian) ground-based, anti-ballistic missile defense systems. Originally signed May 26, 1972, between American President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary […]
By Lynn Klotz, Member, Scientists Working Group The five-minute film “Hey, let’s fight global pandemics by maybe starting one… Say WHAT?” is a well-produced and an entirely accurate portrayal of the risk of creating in the lab deadly avian flu viruses that might spread from human to human through the air. We all know of […]