Nuclear Energy and Weapons: Uncontrollable in Time and Space

by Alyn Ware Huffington Post March 23, 2011   The earthquake and tsunami in Japan devastated a whole region. Radioactive emissions from the damaged nuclear reactors are very serious, and have already contaminated food and water, prompting a ban on food exports from four prefectures and a government warning not to give Tokyo tap water […]

Wisdom or Fatal Folly

by Jonathan Granoff and Rhianna Tyson Kreger Huffington Post March 15, 2011   As the health impact of smoking became better known to Americans, the practice eventually diminished. The cigarette industry decided to look beyond US borders. Huge amounts of money are spent convincing teenagers in the so-called “developing” world that this cancer-causing product defines […]

Japan’s Mistake at the NSG

Far Eastern Economic Review Kono Taro, PNND Council January 2009 Every year, Japan submits a resolution on nuclear disarmament to the United Nations General Assembly. This year was no different; the 15th such resolution was submitted in October. As the only country in the world against which nuclear weapons have been used, Japan understands the […]

Back to the drawing board

The Hindu Op-ed by Aaron Tovish August 29, 2008 Last September, I was accorded the privilege of contributing an article to The Hindu on the subject of the U.S.-India nuclear cooperation deal. The editor chose to introduce the piece by spotlighting the following two sentences from the article: “Good leadership looks as far down the […]

Nuclear Fuel Recyling: More Trouble Than Its Worth

April, 2008 Scientific American by Frank N. von Hippel Although a dozen years have elapsed since any new nuclear power reactor has come online in the U.S., there are now stirrings of a nuclear renaissance. The incentives are certainly in place: the costs of natural gas and oil have skyrocketed; the public increasingly objects to […]

Think Again: US-India Nuclear Deal

The Deal Will Strengthen Only Indias Peaceful Nuclear Program False. The proposed agreement provides India with nuclear materials and technology from the United States. In exchange, India would divide its civilian and military nuclear programs, place safeguards on its civilian nuclear facilities, and allow international inspections. But if the deal is approved in the U.S. […]

Say No to the US-India Deal

 April 27, 2006 by Jonathan Granoff and David Krieger Common Dreams To view the original version of this article, please click here. George W. Bush thought that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He was wrong. Now Mr. Bush has returned from India, and has proposed a nuclear deal that he believes will […]

A Dangerous Deal with India

 March 29, 2006 by Jimmy Carter The Washington Post During the past five years the United States has abandoned many of the nuclear arms control agreements negotiated since the administration of Dwight Eisenhower. This change in policies has sent uncertain signals to other countries, including North Korea and Iran, and may encourage technologically capable nations […]