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  On the radar: Defense budget stalls ICBM replacement; Not in Maine’s backyard; Navy takes no-nonsense approach to nuclear cheating; Talbott on Putanism; James Doyle appeals DOE firing; Six things nuclear wonks fear most, and “The Beast” goes to Pyongyang.   Read more »
Posted on August 21, 2014
  On the radar: Senators call out backwards budget priorities; IAEA and Iran making headway; the Pits; About NATO’s nukes; Intellectual freedom at National Labs; Israel’s expanding nuclear capability; Is arms control really dead; and the Tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi.   Read more »
Posted on August 19, 2014
The international talks over Iran's nuclear program have been extended through November. Sure, we'd rather have had a deal. But as long as all sides remain committed to the process, we're still on track to achieve the objective: peacefully preventing the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon.  Read more »
Posted by admin on July 22, 2014
Iran
Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of advocating for historical policy changes to national and foreign policy to create a more just and safer world. Ploughshares Fund sat down with Kate Gould, lead lobbyist on Middle East Policy at the Friend’s Committee on National Legislation, to learn more about their lobbying efforts, including on the current Iran nuclear negotiations. Read more »
Posted by admin on July 14, 2014
  On the radar: Everybody is upgrading their nukes; Businesses brace for Iran deal; Sec. Tim Howard; Positioning ahead of negotiations; Zarif on YouTube; India’s AP, new uranium plant; and Bill Gates’ nuclear wish.   Read more »
Posted on July 2, 2014
Some very good news has come from a very bad part of the world today. Syria’s operational chemical weapons arsenal is no more. Officials in the Syrian port of Latakia loaded the very last shipment of the declared stockpile onto a Danish freighter and sent them off for destruction at sea. Read more »
Posted by admin on June 23, 2014
"This is more than just enrichment and centrifuges," commented Trita Parsi from the stage at Ploughshares Fund's Chain Reaction gala. "I think we are in front of an opportunity to potentially lose an enemy in the Middle East."  Read more »
Posted by admin on June 6, 2014
No one likes tax day. The paperwork. The anticipation of a return. The shock of owing more. None of it is fun. Least of all paying for wasteful programs that do little to nothing to keep the American people safe. Like upgrading bombs that cost more than their weight in gold. Or building new nuclear weapons that will never be used. It turns out, on average, each of us paid about $81.50 in nuclear weapons taxes in 2013. Read more »
Posted by admin on April 15, 2014
North Korea's nuclear program is making headlines once again, as the hermit kingdom tested two ballistic missiles, exchanged fire with South Korea and threatened a nuclear test. Just how worried should we be about North Korea? To find out, Ploughshares Fund sat down with grantee Joel Wit, experienced U.S. diplomat and an expert on North Korea.  Read more »
Posted by admin on April 2, 2014
North Korea, Partners
It is hard to turn on a TV, crack open a newspaper or turn on the radio without hearing something about the Iran nuclear deal. This deal represents the first step in negotiating an end to the threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon as well as an historical rapprochement after 30 years of misunderstanding. Among the fray, you’re likely to find more than a few Ploughshares Fund grantees. Read more »
Posted by admin on January 27, 2014