William Astore: America’s abyss of weapons and warmaking

William Astore: America’s abyss of weapons and warmaking

William J. Astore December 3, 2021 Who is America’s god? The Christian god of the beatitudes, the one who healed the sick, helped the poor, and preached love of neighbor? Not in these (dis)United States. In the Pledge of Allegiance, we speak proudly of One Nation under God, but in the aggregate, this country doesn’t […]

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 […]

Peaceful societies are not utopian fantasy. They exist.

Peaceful societies are not utopian fantasy. They exist.

When a Nordic dispute over the strategically important Åland Islands arose in the early 20th century, Finland and Sweden turned to international mediation to resolve the issue peacefully. Photo permission and credit by Douglas P. Fry. Douglas P. Fry, Geneviève Souillac March 30, 2021 The ancestral tribes of the Iroquois lived in constant fear of each other and […]

A conversation at the edge of the human future

A conversation at the edge of the human future

Richard FalkTFF Associate October 16, 2020 Introduction Below is a long interview from Konrad Stachnio with Richard Falk – TFF Associate – on a wide-ranging set of questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations […]

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

May 25, 2020 Dr. Lawrence Wittner Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting of wars against one another. Their responses varied. But the more pessimistic conclusions were sometimes tempered by the contention that, if the world’s nations […]

Nuclear disarmament is more important than tackling global warming

Nuclear disarmament is more important than tackling global warming

By Jonathan Power October 8, 2019 There’s a lot of end-of-the-world hyperbole around on climate change. So there should be. But it blankets out other important causes that are even more imminently important – wiping out malaria and sleeping sickness and introducing pure water supplies, sewerage systems and education for girls – all of which […]

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster?

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster?

By us-russia.org April 18, 2019 The Sunday, February 24 edition of Russian state television’s flagship program News of the Week with Dmitry Kiselyov provided a detailed description of the “mirror like” response that Russia will take to any US installations of land based cruise missiles directed against Moscow following termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force […]

Nuclear age: Humanity is flirting with extinction

Nuclear age: Humanity is flirting with extinction

By David KriegerApril 12, 2019 The most stunning and frightening truth about the nuclear age is this: Nuclear weapons are capable of destroying civilization and most complex life on the planet, yet next to nothing is being done about it. Humanity is flirting with extinction and is experiencing the “frog’s malaise.” It is as though […]

Abolish Militarism and War

Abolish Militarism and War

Photocredit: nousnatobases.org   By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate and TFF Associate Presented at the International Conference against US/NATO Military Bases, 16-18 Nov 2018, Dublin, Ireland. November 27, 2018   Dear Friends, It is good to be here with you all. I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to address the conference. Firstly […]

The imperative for nuclear disarmament – Is Putin the puppet-master?

The imperative for nuclear disarmament – Is Putin the puppet-master?

  Jonathan Power  August 22, 2018 Everything gets said, nothing gets done. When President Donald Trump met President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month we were promised all sorts of goodies- progress in reconciliation in Ukraine and Syria, and not least nuclear disarmament. If there is progress behind the scenes it’s not noticeable to the […]