Security News and Views ~ April 2017 Edition
April 14, 2017
Here are this month's top op-eds, news articles, and media hits to keep you informed about what's happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament.
William Hartung op-ed
CNN, April 14
North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified
AP, April 9
What You Need to Know About North Korea's Nuclear Program
Huffington Post, April 9
Radiolab, April 3
This podcast explores the lack of safeguards that plague the U.S. nuclear weapons system, as well as the nature of presidential authority over using nuclear weapons. Interviewees include Bruce Blair, Tony De Brum, Harold Herring, Sonya McMullen, Secretary of Defense William Perry and Alex Wellerstein
One Nuclear Security Analyst on Why the U.S. Should Resume North Korea Talks
NPR, April 7
Jeremy Hobson interviews Siegfried Hecker, senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, about why diplomacy is the best approach with North Korea.
A Transformational Moment in Nuclear & International Affairs?
John Burroughs, Executive Director of the New York-based Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy & Director of UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
Inter Press Service, April 3
Survivors Speak Out as UN Negotiates Nuke Ban
Ariel Conn, Future of Life Institute
Huffington Post, March 30
U.S. Boycotts U.N. Talks on Nuclear Ban While Spending Trillions to Modernize Nuclear Arsenal
Democracy Now! March 30
An interview with Princeton's Zia Mian about the nuclear ban treaty, the U.S. boycott of the negotiations, and the U.S. government's plan to "modernize" its nuclear arsenal.
Disarmament Groups Join 130 Nations for Abolition Of Nukes
In Depth News, March 28
Civil society groups, including ICAN, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and UNFOLD ZERO, contribute to historic negotiations at the U.N. to prohibit nuclear weapons.
We're Afraid of the Wrong Thing
Op-ed by Dot Sulock, Western North Carolina PSR chapter
Citizen-Times, March 26