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
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad discuss the threats humanity and earth face today that require urgent attention
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
Russia on Tuesday offered to freeze its current arsenal, and proposed an extension of the treaty by one year. The treaty signed in 2010 capped the number of nuclear warheads by the two countries and its deployment
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the state of the nuclear threat 75 years after the first atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima.
After three quarters of a century of the nuclear bombings, the Japanese people continue to resist creeping militarism and right-ward tilt. The government of Shinzo Abe has been pushing for expanding military power
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To this day, we are under the threat of nuclear war.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear test, the Trinity test which was the culmination of the Manhattan project.
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
In a campaign speech in Rajasthan on April 22, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi casually threatened Pakistan with the use of nuclear bombs, saying India’s nuclear arsenal has not been saved for Diwali.
There is urgent need for a dormant global peace movement to revive. For, it is not just Russia or China which are at risk, but the whole of humanity
The US has cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason for their withdrawal. This is despite Russia offering to open up its weapons systems for US inspection. The treaty requires a six-month notice period following which the country no longer has to abide by the treaty