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If You Think War with Iran Is the Answer, Think Again

Mary Ellen O’Connell

Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. 861 more words

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The Iran Deal: Not Perfect, but the Best Possible

Michael C. Desch

Michael C. Desch is Professor of Political Science and Co-director of the Notre Dame International Security Program.

Winston Churchill famously said of democracy that it was the worst form of government except for all the others. 796 more words

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Success through Sanctions

David Cortright

David Cortright is Director of Policy Studies for the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

The Iran nuclear deal resulted in part from the effective use of multilateral sanctions to apply persuasive pressure on Iran to limit its nuclear program. 802 more words

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Lib Dem Leader Says He'll Press Any Button You Want

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that if he was Prime Minister he would press any button the public wanted him to: red, blue, yellow, whatever. 444 more words

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ICAN to UNGA: "Stop talking and start acting"

Statement to the UN commemoration of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

30 September 2015, New York

The following statement was delivered at the UN General Assembly by Ray Acheson of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on behalf of the  … 956 more words

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Pope Francis Addresses United Nations

Highlights from the speech:

Affirmation of the UN
“Without claiming to be exhaustive, we can mention the codification and development of international law, the establishment of international norms regarding human rights, advances in humanitarian law, the resolution of numerous conflicts, operations of peace-keeping and reconciliation, and any number of other accomplishments in every area of international activity and endeavour. 2,154 more words


Images from the nuclear weapons "heartland"

Guest commentary

by Greg Mello

We cannot easily convey the reality of life and culture in the US nuclear weapons “heartland” but perhaps these images will help.  478 more words

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