It’s been 72 years since the Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and, a few days later, on Nagasaki, Japan. Since that week in August when the world was changed forever, the global nuclear arsenal has risen and dropped. Countries have joined and left the nuclear weapons club, with North Korea becoming the most recent member. Current nuclear modernization programs are driving a new arms race, but there’s a glimmer of hope with the adoption of the UN nuclear weapons ban. There’s so much left to do. Here’s a collection of reading for what you need to remember, and what you will need to know as we move forward.
An anniversary, but not a celebration
The weight of a butterfly
Six weeks after Nagasaki
A mother’s love, after Hiroshima
Why the United States did not demonstrate the Bomb’s power, ahead of Hiroshima, Frank von Hippel, Fumihiko Yohida
Let Hiroshima guide us back to nuclear basics
Hiroshima and the Iran agreement
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Lessons learned?
A Development and Disarmament Roundtable with Akira Kawasaki, Mustafa Kibaroglu, and Suvrat Raju
The harrowing story of the Nagasaki bombing mission
Ellen Bradbury, Sandra Blakeslee
The nuclear weapons ban
Debating the nuclear weapons ban
A Bulletin collection
The Ban Brief
Ray Acheson, Tim Wright
The July/August issue is on the aftermath of the use of nuclear weapons.
What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?
Steven Starr, Lynn Eden, Theodore A. Postal
Nuclear Notebook Interactive: Our infographic on the world’s nuclear arsenals has just been updated.
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