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Why we need a nuclear ban treaty

This year marks the seventy-eighth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombs directly caused the deaths of an estimated 110,000 – 210,000 people. While significant, that number does not do justice to the long-lasting consequences for those who were beneath the mushroom cloud.  Their suffering has…
bubmag
September 4, 2023
Nuclear Weapons

Iran close to testing nuclear weapons for first time

Iran's fast-moving development of weapons-grade uranium is bringing the possibility of an Iranian first nuclear test closer. By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL Published: AUGUST 11, 2023 22:41 Updated: AUGUST 12, 2023 15:53 A missile is launched during an annual drill in the coastal area of the Gulf of Oman and near the…
bubmag
August 11, 2023
Nuclear Weapons

Japan says North Korea threat more serious than ‘ever’

Japan said Friday that North Korea posed a more serious threat to its national security than “ever before”, as nuclear-armed Pyongyang rattles its neighbours with repeated missile tests and belligerent rhetoric. In its annual white paper — a rundown of the most pressing military threats and plans to ensure stability…
bubmag
July 29, 2023
Nuclear Weapons

Oppenheimer Offers Us a Fresh Warning of AI’s Danger

The U.S. ignored Oppenheimer’s warnings about nuclear weapons and rushed to build and deploy a dangerous technology. We must not make the same mistake with AI American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (far left) points to a picture of the atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki, Japan, as scientist Henry D. Smyth (second…
bubmag
July 27, 2023