October 12, 2009
Another Nobel Controversy
The swirling controversy over President Barack Obama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize brings to mind another controversy that began in October 1985, when the Norwegian committee announced that that year's prize would go to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
Source: History News Network
October 9, 2009
Nobel Laureate Physicians Applaud Obama Prize
As they did 24 years ago, when they awarded a group of physicians the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to stop the nuclear arms race, the Nobel Committee has once again used their power to leverage action on nuclear disarmament. In attaching "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" the Nobel Committee understands the significance of the transformational change that is necessary.
October 8, 2009
Stop stalling on nuclear arms control
An editorial on PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand and his work to abolish nuclear weapons.
Source: The Times Record (Maine)
October 5, 2009
Gorbachev: Nuclear arms race did not pass with Cold War
The end of the Cold War does not mean the nuclear arms race has ended, the last president of the Soviet Union warned Monday. Speaking at a conference on nuclear disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Mikhail Gorbachev said there remained multiple obstacles to a nuclear-free world.
Source: Earth Times
October 5, 2009
Commission calls for bringing CTBT into force
The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, promoted by Australia and Japan, has called for bringing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force and singled out India, Israel and Pakistan as the three countries which must contribute to make the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty universal.
Source: The Hindu
October 5, 2009
Nuke weapons foe speaks in Maine
Dr. Ira Helfand, a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, is bringing his anti-nuclear weapons message to Maine.
September 28, 2009
Obama: U.S. must lead disarmament effort
A letter to the editor from Washington PSR Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.
Source: The News Tribune
September 27, 2009
Ira Helfand/John O. Pastore: Prescribing real change in U.S. nuclear policy
An op-ed by PSR's Ira Helfand, MD and John O. Pastore, MD on Obama's efforts on nuclear weapons policy.
Source: The Providence Journal
September 23, 2009
Obama Takes Steps Towards World Free of Nuclear Weapons
In his debut appearance at the United Nations today, President Obama reminded the international community that he has already “outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama noted that this agenda was being implemented through U.S.-Russian nuclear disarmament negotiations, work towards a fissile material cut off treaty at the Conference on Disarmament and by sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the first senior American representative, to the annual members conference of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
September 15, 2009
Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S. delegation to CTBT Conference
The President has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver the U.S. national statement at the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), to be held on September 24 and 25 in New York City.
September 14, 2009
U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Names Amano as New Chief
The International Atomic Energy Agency named Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano as its new head, ending a prolonged struggle between the U.S. and some developing countries over who will succeed Mohamed ElBaradei as chief of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog.
Source: Wall Street Journal
September 11, 2009
RPT-US drafts UN resolution urging nuclear disarmament
The United States has drafted a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on all countries with atomic weapons to get rid of them, a text Washington hopes will be approved by a special council session presided over by U.S. President Barack Obama.
August 13, 2009
Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal Attacked Three Times: Should We Be Worried?
An interview with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Source: Fox News
August 12, 2009
Article Points to Risk of Seizure of Pakistani Nuclear Materials
Pakistan’s nuclear facilities have come under attack from the Taliban and other groups, and there is a “genuine” risk that militants could seize weapons or bomb-making material, an article published in a West Point research group’s newsletter said.
August 12, 2009
Pakistan Military Denies Nuclear Security Report
A Pakistani military spokesman says his country's nuclear facilities are secure, and that there is "absolutely no chance" that Pakistan's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists.
Source: Voice of America
August 12, 2009
A New Course in the World, a New Approach at the UN
Ambassador Susan E. Rice's speech in support of a world free of nuclear weapons at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Center on International Cooperation.
Source: U.S. Mission to the United Nations
August 7, 2009
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered
Op-ed by Robert Dodge, MD of Ventura County Physicians for Social Responsibility.
August 6, 2009
Japan Opposition Backs Obama's Nuclear-Free Plan
Japan's main opposition Democratic Party, which has a good shot at winning power in a general election this month, said Thursday it backed U.S. President Barack Obama's call to rid the world of nuclear arms.
Source: New York Times
August 4, 2009
Obama to chair UN council meeting on nuclear arms
U.S. President Barack Obama will chair a special meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said on Tuesday.
July 31, 2009
Pentagon, Eyeing Iran, Wants to Rush 30,000-Pound Bomb Program
The U.S. Defense Department wants to accelerate by three years the deployment of a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb, a request that reflects growing unease over nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.