Benjamin A. Valentino

Articles by Benjamin A. Valentino

16 July 2017

The nuclear weapons ban treaty: Opportunities lost

Scott SaganBenjamin A. Valentino

The nuclear weapons ban treaty stands as a symbol of missed opportunities. The energy, organization, and genuine passion that eventually resulted in the ban treaty were assets that might have been used to address dangerous realities about nuclear weapons that are too often ignored: the human costs of clean-up of waste sites and production facilities and the potential for nuclear winter or other environmental effects.