Nuclear weapons abolition requires more than the five nuclear-weapon states’ recent joint statement

Nuclear weapons abolition requires more than the five nuclear-weapon states’ recent joint statement

Jan Oberg Written on January 7, 2022, as Op-Ed for China Daily * One description of the contemporary world is more accurate and ominous than any other, namely that we live in the nuclear age or the age of nuclearism, i.e. the weapons plus the thinking and power structures that surround these doomsday weapons. In […]

Omri Walach: Which countries have the most nuclear weapons?

Omri Walach: Which countries have the most nuclear weapons?

Omri Walach October 21, 2021 Originally posted on Visual Capitalist’s homepage on September 30, 2021 Which Countries Have the Most Nuclear Weapons? In theory, nuclear weapon stockpiles are closely held national secrets. The leading countries have rough estimates that aren’t regularly updated, newly nuclear countries keep their capabilities vague and unclear, and Israel has never officially confirmed […]

Why war?

Why war?

John Scales Avery TFF Associate July 14, 2021 I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the reasons why the institution of war continues to threaten human civilization and the biosphere, and the steps that might be taken to rid the world of war. The book may be downloaded and circulated […]

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

Comment by Jan Oberg June 30, 2021 On June 26, I gave this comment to Iran’s PressTV concerning the drawn-out negotiations in Vienna. The US under Trump left the nuclear agreement – the JCPOA – unilaterally and all it has to do is, simply, to rejoin it unilaterally. It cannot have a legitimate role standing […]

The Biden Administration’s non-starter on the Iran nuclear deal

The Biden Administration’s non-starter on the Iran nuclear deal

Jan Oberg & Mohammad Marandi April 7, 2021 Yesterday, I was invited by Irans’ PressTV to comment – with professor Marandi at Tehran’s University – on the Biden administration’s policy on the JCPOA – the nuclear deal with Iran and the present discussion in Vienna. You may remember that it was signed in 2015 and […]

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

© Jan Oberg – How much longer shall the Iranian people suffer? And shall they also be bombed? NEW – Listen to this article here Jan Oberg March 1, 2021 The West-Iran conflict is extremely a-symmetric. It’s the West that has, historically, sought to influence, change, threaten, demanded obedience from, punished (with sanctions and more), […]

Human security policy and Human Needs Theory

Human security policy and Human Needs Theory

Karin Utas Carlsson December 1, 2020 The purpose of this article is to highlight the thoughts of peace researcher John W. Burton put forward towards the end of the last century. He is seen as the father of Human Needs Theory, a way of thinking behind the concept of human security, increasingly in focus in […]

At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

Jan Oberg October 26, 2020 On the 7th UN Day – two days ago – the 50th UN member, Honduras, ratified the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty – or the Treaty On the Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It’s a milestone in the global struggle to make nuclear weapons a parenthesis in human history. We have […]

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Jan Oberg August 6, 2020 It is natural and human to commemorate what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But these stories, films and photos from back then must never come to serve as a museum for just a historical event. It would also be fairly naive – now 75 years later – to believe that […]

Nuclear absurdity and abolition

Nuclear absurdity and abolition

ICAN: The US boosted its nuclear arms budget by billions in 2019 A video conversation with Vladimir Goldstein & Jan Oberg May 16, 2020 A record $73 billion spent on nukes in 2019 – says ICAN. Nuclear-armed states spent a record $73 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019, a nearly 10% increase from 2018, and […]

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