NEW START treaty
Why we can’t give up on the idea of a world free from nuclear weapons

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into effect on January 22 but none of the nuclear weapons states are signatories. In fact, the US, in October, asked those governments who signed the treaty to withdraw from it

2020: Nuclear disarmament in limbo, arms race in space?

In the second part of a series of conversations about the geo-political situation, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the state of global disarmament and the possibility of the weaponization of space

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the threat of nuclear extinction

It is difficult to believe that the US view of the justness of its possession of nuclear power, while threatening others, is not underpinned by the belief of many in white supremacy

US abandons Open Skies for new age space weapons

The US walking out of the Open Skies Agreement is a clear signal that it seeks global dominance. As other countries are unlikely to surrender, we are back to hair-trigger nuclear alerts and the Doomsday Clock inching towards midnight

Bush to Trump: The path of complete destruction

Prabir Purkayastha talks about the implications of the US leaving the Treaty on Open Skies. He also talks about the increased warmongering by the US in this period

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament

On August 2, the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the US and Russia

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