Category Archives: CTBT

International Day Against Nuclear Tests: Translating Words Into Action

By Daryl G. Kimball August 29, 2011 is the second official International Day Against Nuclear Tests. It coincides with the 20th anniversary of the historic events that led to the closure of the former Soviet nuclear test site of Semipalatinsk, … Continue reading

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Gen. John Shalikashivili: 1936-2011

By Daryl G. Kimball Over the weekend, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993-97, John M. Shalikashvili passed away. As the obituaries in The Washington Post and The New York Times note, he had an amazing personal … Continue reading

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Indian Membership in the NSG? A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Not Come

By Daryl G. Kimball Global efforts to prevent the spread of the world’s most deadly weapons depend on universal compliance with rules that constrain the sale of nuclear technology. Too often, however, powerful states try to make exceptions from these … Continue reading

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NNSA Weapons Complex Funding: Only in Washington Is More Considered “Less”

by Daryl G. Kimball Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s nuclear weapons activities, commonly referred to as the “nuclear weapons complex.” … Continue reading

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South Asia Is A More Dangerous Place After the 1998 Nuclear Tests

By Daryl G. Kimball Thirteen years after the May 1998 Indian and Pakistani nuclear test explosions, South Asia is a more dangerous place. India’s May 11 and 13 nuclear test explosions were its first since its inaugural nuclear weapons test … Continue reading

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NNSA supercomputers: another reason we don’t need nuclear test explosions

By Daryl G. Kimball The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has just released a new video and blogpost on the role of their supercomputers in the nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship program–a role that has grown by leaps and bounds over … Continue reading

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Obama Still Committed to Nuclear Test Ban Ratification

By Tom Z. Collina and Daryl G. Kimball The Obama administration is “committed” to working with Senators of both parties to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said March 29, “just as we did … Continue reading

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