Nuclear weapons

An F/A-18 E launches from the deck during flight training ops aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, off the Virginia Coast.

Left unresolved: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the beliefs of citizens of Germany and the Netherlands on the use of US nuclear weapons — especially as informed by partisan belief.

The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.

Space law hasn’t been changed since 1967 – but the UN aims to update laws and keep space peaceful

Global Politics
France's President Emmanuel Macron wears a flowers leis and seashell necklaces gestures as he speaks up on his arrival as the mayor Manihi John Drollet stands next to him at the Manihi Atoll, 312 miles northeast of Tahiti, French Polynesia.

New study on nuclear testing in French Polynesia reveals France’s ‘censorship and secrecy’

In this file photo taken on Wed. June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia.

US and Russia extend key nuclear arms reduction treaty

a submarine surfaces with bird flying overhead

Nukes? What nukes? US military’s ‘neither confirm nor deny’ policy complicates activists’ trial

Two diplomats stand in front of a sign that reads ban nuclear weapons

Can the Ban Treaty eliminate the threat of nuclear war? The clock is ticking down

Global Politics

The United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons — also known as the Ban treaty —  could become the first new major legal move toward disarmament in more than 20 years.

Kim Jong-un inspects a large metal piece of equipment with others around him.

Expert: ‘Cautiously optimistic’ about possible peace deal with North Korea

US Intelligence officials told senators on Tuesday that North Korea is not disarming it’s nuclear program, despite President Trump’s statements to the contrary. But one expert says the prospects of war is no longer a “serious possibility.”

A boy looks at a photograph showing Hiroshima city after the 1945 atomic bombing, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan, Aug. 6, 2007.

Tell us your thoughts on nuclear security

Conflict & Justice

We’d like hear what you know, fear most and want to learn about nuclear weapons.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sits at a desk in the nearground and watches a missile launch in the distance.

North Korea says will stop nuclear tests and scrap its test site


North Korea said on Saturday it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.


After the Cold War, US struggles with a glut of poisonous plutonium


William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, told Reuters: “We are in a much more dangerous situation today than we were in the Cold War.”