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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.

An agreement between the United States and North
Korea resolving longstanding differences on nuclear weapons and energy
programs at first was cause for celebration. But in fact, no real
breakthrough has occurred. There is only the appearance of an
agreement.

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Israel's blustery prime minister is feeling his oats after the Republican gains on November 2, and Iran is a target.

November 10, 2010

In the Iran talks, Obama seems determined to make Iran an offer that it can, and will, refuse.

November 9, 2010

So far, the president hasn't declared that Iran has the right to enrich uranium, even as part of a final deal to settle the crisis over the Iranian nuclear program. It's time.

November 4, 2010

Still hawkish, IAEA's Heinonen says Iran's centrifuges aren't working well and that Tehran will face enormous difficulty if it decides to refine its uranium to weapons-grade quality from the current, low-level fuel quality.

November 1, 2010

Reports that a computer virus in Iran is state-sponsored may signal that the United States is already attacking Iran.

September 27, 2010

It's unlikely that Shahram Amiri was kidnapped and tortured. But it's not out of the question that he didn't want to be part of a propaganda campaign involving exaggerated or fake intelligence.

July 14, 2010

As a historian and activist on the subject of the atomic bombing of Japan, I was relieved to watch the HBO series conclude two days ago with an unusually non-triumphal treatment of the subject. And here's why that still matters.

May 18, 2010

To discuss the threat of nuclear war, Jonathan Schell, Nation Institute fellow and author of "Reaching Zero," guests on the Brian Lehrer Show with David Hoffman, Foreign Policy contributing editor.

April 19, 2010

Petition the president to take the lead in the fight to abolish nuclear weapons.

April 4, 2010

Does Obama have the guts for a full-frontal confrontation with the Israel lobby?

March 15, 2010