Partners

Ploughshares Fund is pleased to work with some of the smartest individuals, organizations and experts in the world. As often as possible, we strive to highlight the work and passions of the many talented individuals who we partner with in our efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons.
Ploughshares Fund congratulates Senator Chuck Hagel on his nomination by President Barack Obama for secretary of defense. His strong record of leadership on national security will make him a valuable asset for the Department of Defense during this period of strategic challenge and transition. Read more »
Posted by admin on January 9, 2013
On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Foreign Policy published two compelling, yet opposing, viewpoints by Leslie Gelb and Stephen Sestanovich concerning the lessons learned from those thirteen fateful days. Read more »
Posted by admin on December 3, 2012
With the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis at hand, a re-examination of the thirteen days of confrontation between the United States and Soviet Union has led to new interpretations of “the most dangerous moment in human history.” Read more »
Posted by admin on November 27, 2012
Now that the 2012 elections are over and the results are in, the nation’s capital is getting back to the business of policymaking. And, certainly, it seems that policymakers are energized and ready to go. And so are we!  Read more »
Posted by Philip Yun on November 21, 2012
President Obama’s administration portrayed the 2010 nuclear arms reduction treaty—which provides modest cuts to US and Russian strategic arsenals—as a  means to “prime the pump” to achieve deeper and more comprehensive cuts down the road. But after enduring a grueling fight with Senate Republicans to ratify the treaty, the administration decided to table new talks with Russia until after the 2012 presidential elections, when the new political environment would make an agreement easier to achieve. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 20, 2012
Lisa Esherick is a painter, teacher, gardener and a person committed to a world where “everyone and everything thrives.” A resident of Berkeley, CA, Lisa is involved with many organizations, both local and international, that support the arts, education, health, food and housing, the environment and social justice. Ploughshares Fund is a special favorite. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 13, 2012
Mike Breen is the kind of guy you want to talk to about serious issues. A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and a graduate of Yale Law School, his warm easy style makes it easy to understand complex national security policy issues. Good thing that Breen is the Vice President of the Truman National Security Project, a dynamic group in Washington, DC founded to encourage veterans to speak out on security issues. After a terrific event hosted by Chronicle Books, Breen sat down with Ploughshares Fund to talk about Iran - one of the hottest foreign policy issues today.  Read more »
Posted by admin on September 25, 2012
Chris Stevens and three American colleagues from the U.S. mission in Libya were killed by a mob yesterday. The first American governmental deaths in the Arab world since the Arab Spring began less than two years ago, their deaths should be a clarion call to our country about the risks that those who serve our country abroad take. And Chris’ example of religious tolerance, support for freedom, and belief in democracy should be followed in the days ahead, as we respond to this tragedy. Read more »
Posted by Joel Rubin on September 12, 2012
In 1945, Ploughshares Fund supporter Reid Dennis was sent by the Navy to Japan. While there he visited both Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after their bombing. Reid has kindly shared his remembrances of that visit with us, below.  Read more »
Posted by admin on August 9, 2012
The following is a guest post by Gregory Kulacki, Senior Analyst & China Project Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists.  Read more »
Posted by admin on August 1, 2012