The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
The author argues that only moral suasion could compel nuclear-armed nations to comply with a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Moral suasion counts for little in today's world, he says, so establishing a treaty in the first place would be a hollow exercise.
The author argues that an ongoing diplomatic initiative regarding the humanitarian impact of nuclear detonations could, if great care is exercised, evolve into a successful process for establishing a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Women have as much reason as men to fear nuclear war. Maybe more. But women have relatively little control over whether nuclear weapons are ever used—or whether they continue to exist. How can women break into the largely male preserve of weapons policy?
The author argues that the proper response to nuclear weapons is deep-seated fear, but that nuclear weapons in limited numbers actually make a great contribution to mankind insofar as they prevent large wars.