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US Says ‘Yes’ to Nuke Tests, ‘No’ to a Nuke Ban Treaty

The US government has not, and probably never will, abjured the first use of nuclear weapons. From John LaForge at antiwar.com:

Twice in seven days the United States shot nuclear-capable long-range missiles toward the Marshall Islands, but the same government refused in March to join negotiations for a new treaty banning nuclear weapons. 374 more words


Trump Administration Options Towards Iran

Ted Martin has a keen interest in Iranian affairs and has spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Divergent Options content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of  any government, any organization, or any group. 1,038 more words

The Romance of Disarmament

I’m currently studying the advocacy agenda of Canadian disarmament NGO Project Ploughshares in the 1990s. This post comprises some musings on the nature of disarmament and human security in our world. 955 more words

My Time Column on the Rush-Bagot Treaty

President Trump had some harsh words for Canada recently over their trade policies for the dairy industry.

But Trump should be praising the friendship with our neighbor to the north. 89 more words

I did not know that the line “Trust, but verify” made famous by Ronald Reagan is a Russian proverb. ☭

Doveryai, No Proveryai
Доверяй, но проверяй

I’ve known of this quote by President Reagan for a long time. But I didn’t realize it’s significance as a Russian saying until now.



Love Not the Sword for its Sharpness: Arms Control and Just War

This presentation is derived from a chapter of my masters thesis, which studies the disarmament work of Canadian NGO Project Ploughshares. 2,422 more words


San Diego Union Tribune commentary: Build up diplomacy, not nukes

The nuclear tweet from Donald Trump was not exactly the holiday season message we were hoping for. The president-elect said on Dec. 22, via twitter, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” 31 more words