**Useful Resources Updated 3/1/2018**
Putin’s Irresponsible Nuclear Boasts
Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons
ABC Segment on Russia’s new nuclear weapons.
A Dangerous Retreat From Disarmament Diplomacy
Arms Control Association, Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director
This article explains the Trump administration’s break from the traditional US position that advocates arms control. It also considers plans to rebuild the US nuclear arsenal, and the lack of US commitment to New START, which will expire in three years. As with the article Putin’s Irresponsible Nuclear Boasts, this article points out the trend away from arms controls and disarmament, and towards a nuclear arms race.
Core Group of Negotiators for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Voted “2017 Arms Control Persons of the Year”
The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons
The Choices Program, Brown University
The curriculum The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons gives students the tools they need to consider the questions that surround the future of nuclear weapons. Part I introduces students to the history of nuclear weapons and the concept of deterrence. Part II examines some of the arguments for and against nuclear weapons, and then looks at three challenges: the leftover arsenals of the Cold War, proliferation, and the threat of nuclear terrorism.
2018 Nuclear Posture Review Resource
Federation of American Scientists
Analysis and perspectives on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review organised by topic such as “The Role of US Nuclear Weapons,” and “Assumptions About Adversaries.” The page includes links to analysis written by experts in the nonproliferation field.
Donald Trump Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Nuclear Poker
Great article, offers an in-depth analysis of the Trump administration’s approach to nuclear policy as well as context relating to previous U.S. policy relating to nuclear politics.
Exclusive: U.N. chief plans major disarmament push but U.S. Skeptical
The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is reportedly plans to launch an infinitive centering on disarmament of various kinds of weapons, including nuclear weapons. The U.S. response to the initiative includes an anonymous U.S. official who referred to the goal of nuclear disarmament as “aspirational.”
Podcast: Things That Go Boom
Public Radio International
From their website: One year ago, Donald J. Trump became the President of the United States. Since then, it seems like the world has exploded. North Korea, Russia, Charlottesville. The threats are all around. Enter Things That Go Boom, a new podcast from PRI and Inkstick Media. Hosted by Laicie Heeley, Things That Go Boom digs deeper into US foreign policy and the ins, outs, and whathaveyous of what keeps us safe.
Celebrating 15 Years of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education
UNODA Occasional Papers – No. 31, December 2017
This edition of the Occasional Paper celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education, which was presented to the United Nations General Assembly in 2002. It contains contributions by experts from around the world which showcase fresh perspectives, new ideas and innovations in disarmament and non-proliferation education. Contributors from CNS include Dr. William Potter, Founding Director, and Masako Toki, Education Project Manager.