To the founders of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1945, the idea of a global ban on nuclear weapons would have been cause for celebration. So what should we make of the treaty that was adopted at the United Nations on Friday? Here’s what you need to know:
On the prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty
The nuclear weapons ban treaty: Opportunities lost
Scott Sagan, Benjamin A. Valentino
Celebration as UN adopts historic nuclear weapons ban
All Ban Brief posts
Ray Acheson and Timothy Wright
Bunkers for the 0.003 percent
An interview with Garrett M. Graff
There’s more ban analysis and discussion we’re posting over the next week, and if you haven’t seen the July/August issue of the digital journal, “After midnight,” read it now.
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