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Instead of pursuing real diplomacy with North Korea, the Bush Administration chose a my-way-or-the-highway approach. Rather than face up to the mess they made, it's easier to blame Bill Clinton.

As the world reacts to news of North Korea's underground nuclear test, a crucial anniversary is observed: Twenty years ago at the Reykjavik Summit, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev outlined a vision for a non-nuclear world. What went wrong? In this Nation forum, four experts from the nonproliferation movement discuss how to put disarmament back on the world's agenda.

Twenty years after the Chernobyl disaster, an area twice the size of Rhode Island is uninhabitable, yet a power-hungry world thirsts for nuclear energy.

Bush's nutty nuclear braggadocio on Iran is a sign of weakness, not
strength, proof that his five-year Administration is an abysmal
failure.

If the Bush Administration is serious about dropping an atomic bomb on
Iran, it's really going to have to work on selling the concept.

Voices From Chernobyl is an oral history twenty years after a nuclear
disaster.

Could the world learn to live with a nuclear Iran? A new power
equation of nuclear proliferation is emerging to challenge the Bush
Administration's bluster on the subject.

President Bush's dangerous deal to deliver nuclear technology to India
is a significant breach of the nonproliferation treaty and will make
nuclear war more likely.

A peaceful resolution to the nuclear dispute with Iran is possible if
world leaders work to eliminate the obstacles to intelligent
compromise.

The confrontation with Iran is a wake-up call to states that possess nuclear weapons: in a world of nuclear apartheid, multilateral disarmament is the only course of action that can succeed.

Blogs

It's time to end the vitriol over Iran. But in a presidential year, that’s not likely.

August 18, 2011

The International Center for Photography has published, with Steidl, a valuable 248-page book about its current exhibit "Hiroshima Ground Zero 1945."

August 17, 2011

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns.

August 16, 2011

If there are any serious novels exploring the decision to drop the Bomb, or the Enola Gay's mission to Hiroshima, no bibliographer has yet uncovered them.

August 15, 2011

The five photographs that broke the long media blackout on graphic images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 12, 2011

While no American president has ever visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office, Barack Obama has taken the surprising step of at least expressing a desire to go to the two cities.

August 10, 2011

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

August 9, 2011

In many ways, Nagasaki is the modern A-bomb city, the city with perhaps the most meaning for us today.

August 9, 2011

What became of one-quarter of the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

August 7, 2011

On August 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman faced the task of telling the press that the United States had used a revolutionary new weapon of extraordinary destructive power.

August 5, 2011