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Dec. 30, 2010

IAEA Highlights in 2010
In retrospect, the closing year 2010 reflected the IAEA's continued active role in applying nuclear technology for maintaining peace and promoting social development.

Dec. 29, 2010

The Senate?s Next Task: Ratifying the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

The New York Times
JUST a few weeks ago, the fate of the New Start nuclear arms treaty seemed to hang by a thread.

Dec. 28, 2010

"Nuclear arms treaty merely a start" by a communications co-ordinator for ICAN

The Australian
Ratified by a clear majority of 71-26 just a few hours before the US senators set off for their Christmas break, the historic treaty will leave the Democrats with a much-needed boost to take into their holiday seasons.

Dec. 24, 2010

Two Cheers for New START

A modest bilateral nuclear disarmament treaty, concluded at an accelerated pace in the first 15 months of the Obama Administration with the Russian Federation, has now survived what departing Senator Arlen Specter calls the political "cannibalism" of his Republican Party, to be ratified in the U.S. Senate by 71 votes to 26.

Dec. 24, 2010

Ava Pauling's Vision of Peace
On December 24, 1903, a baby girl named Ava was born. An intelligent and compassionate girl, she would grow up to be a crusader for peace and human rights.

Dec. 23, 2010

Obama Scores Win with New START Ratification

U.S. President Barack Obama scored key wins Wednesday in both foreign policy and domestic politics as more than the required two-thirds of the Senate - including 13 Republicans who defied their party's leadership - voted to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia.

Dec. 23, 2010

Serbia Emptied of Highly Enriched Uranium

Global Security Newswire
All highly enriched uranium has been removed from Serbia following a final 28-pound shipment of the potential nuclear-weapon material, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration announced yesterday.

Dec. 21, 2010

Beyond START - Will Asia Lead the Way?

Counter Punch
The Obama Administration will pay a heavy price to ratify the modest START treaty should it receive the required 67 Senate votes this week to enact it into law.

Dec. 20, 2010

New START and the Lingering Nuclear Cold War

The Huffington Post
As the Senate attempts to wrap its lame duck session with the New START finale, lost in the back and forth over ratification lies one question that few senators appear willing to ask: Why, now twenty years after the Cold War,

Dec. 17, 2010

Atomic Survivors Share Tales In Boro

Queen's Tribune
For many, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaski in Japan are merely a few pages in a history textbooks, but for three women who survived the only recorded uses of atomic weaponry against a civilian target, sharing their experiences and making sure such actions are never taken again have become their life?s work.

Dec. 17, 2010

On Iowa Nuclear Abolition Activists

Blog for Iowa
An Iowan would have really been paying attention to nuclear abolition issues to have heard of the trial of the Disarm Now Plowshares 5 in a federal court in Tacoma, Washington last week.

Dec. 16, 2010

Nuclear Disarmament Has a Future

The United Nations is keen to counter growing skepticism about nuclear disarmament really happening and culminating into a nuke free world.

Dec. 14, 2010

2010 ACA Person of the Year

Arms Control Wonk
The Arms Control Association is, again, holding its annual contest for ?Arms Control Person of the Year.? Richard Lugar, as always, has a strong case ? but he won last year and it is tough to vote against the 11 year old land-mine victim.

Dec. 9, 2010

89 percent of A-bomb victims living abroad cite problems with health, concerns over life

The Mainichi Daily News
Some 89 percent of atomic bomb victims living overseas claimed they had problems with their health or concerns over life,

Dec. 13, 2010

Debunking the Nuclear Deterrence Myth

When the horrors of the Cold War began to wane in the late 1980s, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev met in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik to discuss the "complete abolition of nuclear weapons".

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