Jaime Aguirre Gómez

Articles by Jaime Aguirre Gómez

24 October 2013

Nuclear detonations: Contemplating catastrophe

Siddharth MallavarapuJaime Aguirre GómezRobert Mtonga

A nuclear detonation's aftermath would be ghastly. Mitigating the humanitarian disaster would stretch the resources of any nation. But what would a detonation mean for countries that struggle merely to feed their people? For nations where disaster preparedness is often an unaffordable luxury?

18 October 2013

When fear is rational, but harmful

The author acknowledges that arguments for and action toward nuclear disarmament cannot be separated, and discusses the psychological consequences of living under the threat of nuclear detonations.

20 September 2013

Action, not arguments

Discussing humanitarian arguments in favor of disarmament, the author argues that now is not the time for more argumentation. Instead, countries that don't have nuclear weapons must exert strong, sustained pressure to disarm on nations that do have these weapons.

4 September 2013

Low capacity, unmitigated disaster

The author argues that a nuclear detonation would violate several basic principles of international humanitarian law, and that developing countries, lacking many fundamental capacities, would be very poorly positioned to respond to a nuclear disaster.