Distinguished Guest Speakers Discuss US Interests and the United Nations

“There is nothing else like it,” said senior advisor to the U.N. Foundation Gillian M. Sorensen of the United Nations at the International Law Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series event held on Wednesday, November 14th in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Widener Law’s Delaware campus. “It is to me the place where realism and […]

Ronald Reagan, Republicans, and Nuclear Weapons

Listening to today’s candidates –at any level — one would not know that, historically, Republicans have been instrumental in advancing arms control, nonproliferation, and nuclear disarmament. That is, until the recent Bush administration. In fact, active Republican leadership was essential in obtaining the Biological Weapons Convention, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, […]

START-ing a new security

  Huffington Post by Rhianna Tyson Kreger December 23, 2010   If you witnessed a lot of hubbub in Dupont Circle pubs last night, it’s a good chance it was the celebrations of my passionate arms control friends and colleagues, relishing the victory that was yesterday’s Senate ratification of the START Treaty with Russia. Indeed, […]

Zero Nuclear Weapons

April 3, 2009 New York Times Michael Christ, IPPNW Executive-Director Letter to the Editor Re “Promises of a ‘Fresh Start’ for U.S.-Russia Relations” (news article, April 2): Twenty-three years ago, President Ronald Reagan and President Mikhail S. Gorbachev of the Soviet Union nearly signed an agreement to abolish nuclear weapons, but American commitment to missile […]

The Test of Leadership

The Washington Times July 9, 2008 by James Goodby Much has been written about what the next president’s priorities should be. Iraq? Health care? The environment? The economy? Seldom mentioned is a danger many Americans have chosen to forget – the atom bomb. The damage done to one of the world’s great cities by just […]

Questions for the candidates

International Herald Tribune July 4, 2008 by Mikhail Gorbachev There has been unusual interest throughout the world in the U.S. presidential race. Skeptics, of whom there are quite a few, say the campaign is just a marathon show that has little to do with real policymaking. Even if there’s a grain of truth in that, […]

Sleepwalking in a Nuclear Minefield

April 2008 Sojourners The United States still worships at the altar of nuclear weapons – yet cries ‘heresy’ when others want to join the sect. by Douglas Roche Reprinted with permission. Contact Sojourners at www.sojo.net or +1 (800) 714-7474 As the 21st century unfolds, a new truth is gradually being recognized: Nuclear weapons and human […]

Restoring U.S. nuclear-free leadership

April 2, 2008 Washington Timesby Thomas Graham, Jr. and Max Kampelman   After a long dry spell, the seeds planted by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva in 1985 and Reykjavik in 1986, appear to be bearing fruit. Their declaration in Geneva that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” […]

America Was Not Entirely Asleep at the Nuclear Switch

December 19, 2007 Embassy magazine By Jonathan Granoff Those of us who vigorously advocate for a nuclear weapon-free world are often thought to ignore positive efforts by nuclear weapon states. Let us put that to rest. Here is a short list of several noteworthy accomplishments by the United States: • A 146 per cent increase […]

Old thinking about a new threat

June 8, 2007 Theodore Postol and James Goodby New York Times PALO ALTO, California — President Vladimir Putin’s compromise proposal to President George W. Bush concerning the U.S. ballistic missile defense system currently slated to be installed in Poland and the Czech Republic makes very good sense. By using a Russian early warning radar in […]