Category Archives: Nuclear Energy

Obama Renews Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threat

By Daryl G. Kimball Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to continue “to lead the effort to prevent the spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons” represents a renewal of the President’s commitment to pursue a step-by-step plan toward … Continue reading

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Defying Global Taboo, North Korea Conducts 3rd Nuclear Blast

By Daryl G. Kimball and Greg Thielmann The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has apparently conducted its third nuclear test explosion, defying the explicit demands of the UN Security Council and the international community that it … Continue reading

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Mr. President, It’s Time to Move Forward on the Test Ban Treaty

By Daryl G. Kimball Following the November 2012 U.S. election, the prospects for achieving U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) have improved. Moving forward and gaining the necessary 67 Senate votes in support of ratification of … Continue reading

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Marking the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

By Daryl G. Kimball, with research support from Daria Medvedev and Wanda Archy Today is the official¬†International Day Against Nuclear Tests,¬†established in 2009 on the anniversary of the closure of the main former Soviet test site of Semipalatinsk, where more … Continue reading

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About Time: Bill to Enhance Nuclear Security Moves through House

By Benjamin Kagel Legislation necessary to ratify two international treaties that improve nuclear security and strengthen measures to prevent nuclear terrorism finally passed the House of Representatives on June 28 after multiple failed attempts to bring U.S. federal code in … Continue reading

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Summit Successes Over Seoul-ed?

By Benjamin Kagel and Kelsey Davenport A panel of four foreign policy experts weighed in on missed opportunities from the recent nuclear security summit, held March 26-27 in Seoul, South Korea. Speaking at the National Press Club last Friday, the … Continue reading

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Obama on Track With Call for Deeper Nuclear Reductions

By Daryl G. Kimball On Monday President Barack Obama delivered a major address on his nuclear security agenda at Hankuk University in Seoul as he and other leaders gather for the second international Nuclear Security Summit. The bulk of his … Continue reading

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