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The North Korea Engagement Tracker (UPDATED AS NEWS BREAKS)

On June 12, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. The joint declaration issued at the meeting’s conclusion committed both countries to work toward peace in Northeast Asia, including the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

There is Still Time for a New START

Reports of President Donald Trump’s congratulatory call to newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rang strange to those who have been following the news: Trump said that the two had had “a very good call,” and that they would be soon be discussing “the arms race which is

What brought the Doomsday Clock so close to midnight?

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has set the Doomsday Clock, the ubiquitous marker of how close humanity is to a civilization-threatening catastrophe, at two minutes to midnight. That’s the closest we’ve been to the apocalypse since the height of the Cold War.

The Art of the Iran Deal

To discredit peace, Donald Trump will choose war.

In the Streets Against Nuclear War

Last week gave us, among other things, reports that North Korea had the tech to put nukes on ICBMs, President Donald Trump promising to rain down “fire and fury” on the Hermit Kingdom, Kim Jong-un’s government laying out a plan to fire nuclear-capable missiles towards U.S.-occupied Guam, and Trump musing that his earlier statement “wasn’t tough enough.” In short, the actions of two impulsive and inexperienced leaders inched the world uncomfortably close to nuclear war.

Remembering the Bomb: A Hibakusha’s Plea

“I have only a small story to offer, but my generation is the last that will be able to share it with the world.” –Sueichi Kido (5 years old, Nagasaki)

A History of Hazards: The Nuclear Industry and Native Americans

Growing up on the island of Oahu, a place too often hailed a “racial paradise” though racial tensions are actually prevalent and problematic, indigenous rights and native sovereignty are subjects that I was raised to care deeply about. The impact of radioactive contamination among mainland indigenous communities, however, is an issue I had little exposure to prior to joining Global Zero.


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