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One example: U.S. ally Israel, which possesses an estimated 80 nuclear warheads, with material for up to 200, poses the real nuclear threat in the region. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:10 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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“I had given up hope,” she confessed. “Then one day I was by the river and I saw this tree and I noticed this tree had died in the bomb blast. It was still black and charred, but I noticed small branches beginning to grow.” more

Aug 4, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches

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We need to abandon nuclear deterrence, the magical idea that nuclear weapons somehow prevent themselves from being used, and seriously pursue the security of a world free of these weapons. more

Jul 25, 2017 12:49 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

The most significant threat to human survival, apart from climate change, is a world in which nuclear weapons continue to exist. Yet, instead of negotiating in good faith the U.S. makes nuclear first strikes more likely. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:16 PM , , Dispatches

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In contrast, North Korea has voted to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban and China, alone among the nuclear weapon states, has abstained from voting. more

Mar 29, 2017 2:30 PM Dispatches

Taking a look at the modern war for America’s energy. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:27 PM Magazine 1 Comments

The designation was once invoked to censor The Progressive. more

Jul 6, 2016 6:17 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

Now that the United States and Iran have agreed on a nuclear accord, Iranians have high hopes for improving the economy. more

Nov 17, 2015 9:20 PM Magazine

Photo by Mrs. Gemstone On the seventieth anniversary of the U.S. use of the atom bomb against Japan, Gar Alperovitz believes the most important lessons have not been learned. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6, 1945, and Aug... more

Aug 6, 2015 8:41 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Photo: "Negotiations about Iranian Nuclear Program - the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Other Officials of the P5+1 and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran and EU in Lausanne" by United States Department of State  The Iran nuclear agreement... more

Jul 16, 2015 6:09 PM Op-Eds

The Congressional Black Caucus should enthusiastically back the U.S.–Iran nuclear agreement. more

Apr 8, 2015 12:36 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

Reaching an interim nuclear deal with Iran would have been difficult enough even without hardliners in both Iran and the United States seeking to undermine them. more

Apr 5, 2015 3:07 PM Dispatches

“It’s important for people of conscience to be critical of the ways Hollywood perpetuates war and racism, quite frankly, through film." Image credit: Ed Rampell more

Feb 11, 2015 10:38 PM Dispatches 11 Comments

Since leaving the CIA Baer has become an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related matters in various venues, including CNN as its national security affairs analyst. Image credit: Kevin Toolis. more

Dec 23, 2014 7:32 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

From our 1963 archive, this piece explores the tension between the United States and Cuba after the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961. Wechsler writes, "Indeed, there have been moments in the last two years when one was tempted to wonder whether... more

Dec 18, 2014 4:37 PM Magazine

The U.S.-Iran nuclear deal may be imperiled by armchair hawks in the U.S. Senate. more

Jan 13, 2014 9:43 PM Dispatches

The Saudis may finally be ending their friendship with the United States. The reason for the falling out is the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. more

Nov 27, 2013 3:11 PM Dispatches

President Obama's breakthrough on the Iranian nuclear program should be welcomed by everyone, and yet top Republicans spent Monday insisting that the Administration is just trying to "wag the dog." more

Nov 25, 2013 8:48 PM Dispatches

Last week I wrote a column in Madison's alternative weekly, Isthmus about a new kid in town. The piece has generated a ton of traffic and a lot of chatter locally, as I figured it would.Tim Slekar recently moved to Madison from Pennsylvania to ta... more

Sep 4, 2013 6:11 PM Op-Eds

Gov. Scott Walker's capitol police got way out of hand on Monday as they grabbed an observer, threw him on the ground, and jumped all over him.As you'll see in this video, courtesy of Jeremy Ryan, the protesters were singing "If I Had a Hammer" w... more

Aug 26, 2013 9:27 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

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