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More Useful Resources for the 2019 Topic: Nuclear Risk Reduction: Crisis Prevention in a Time of International Turbulence

2/14/19

What are “low yield” nuclear weapons and why is the United States building them? An explanation of how small nuclear weapons increase the likelihood of nuclear war.

2/7/19

An informative illustration describing the danger of the current U.S. – Russian arms control situation.

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2/6/19

Since the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Russia has begun plans for new weapons. This is the first of many potential negative consequences of the collapse of the Treaty.

INF Nuclear Treaty: Russia Plans New Missile Systems after Pullout

2/1/19

  • The United States has pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, an agreement which has been vitally important to nonproliferation. While this is a setback for world peace, there are ways to recover from the loss.

Welcome to the New Age of Nuclear Instability

  • In addition to the collapse of the INF Treaty, the U.S. and Russia have begun a new arms race, creating new smaller and smarter nuclear weapons, increasing the viability and likelihood of their eventual use:

The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

1/29/19

Image Source: Getty Images via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

 

 

 

 

  • The push toward low-yield nuclear weapons is the world’s newest nuclear threat, making the use of nuclear weapons a more viable option for the U.S.

US nuclear weapons: first low-yield warheads roll off the production line

1/22/19

An animated explanation of the many incidents which almost caused nuclear catastrophes due to accidents and human error.

Nuclear Mistakes that Almost Killed Us

1/18/19

 

(Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

In memory of Martin Luther King Jr and his belief in world peace – “Dr. King believed that nuclear disarmament was essential and inextricably linked to the quest for social justice and racial equality.”

Nuclear Weapons and the Legacy of Dr. King

 

 

1/16/19

The nuclear false alert in Hawaii in January 2018 highlighted the severe lack of emergency preparedness for a nuclear attack. 

A nuclear bomb might not kill you. But not knowing how to respond might.

1/14/19

https://inkstickmedia.com/is-it-non-proliferation-or-nonproliferation/

  • The latest global developments in nuclear disarmament.

https://www.armscontrol.org/blog/2019-01-11/north-korea-denuclearization-digest-january-11-2019

1/9/19

  • Jeffrey Lewis of CNS discusses the deterioration of U.S.-North Korean negotiations and cooperation toward nuclear disarmament. 

https://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/art-of-the-deal/

 

  • An educational virtual coloring book guides readers through the complexities of the nuclear risk and negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea through interactive learning.

http://view.ceros.com/miis-edu/coloring-book-dprk-deal/p/1

 

 

  • A look back on the changes in the nuclear landscape 35 years after the release of “The Day After” – a film illustrating the horrors of nuclear war and reflecting the public consciousness and attitude toward weapons of mass destruction.

https://thebulletin.org/facing-nuclear-reality-35-years-after-the-day-after/

  • Bruce Blair and Jon Wolfsthal discuss the unilateral Presidential authority to launch nuclear weapons, the precarious nature of the United States’s nuclear alert system, and the dangerous role of rash thinking and human error.

Trump can launch nuclear weapons anytime he wants, with or without Mattis