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.
Two of Ploughshares Fund’s longtime partners and grantees, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brookings Institution won commendation this week in the British magazine The Prospect’s 2012 Think Tank of the Year Award. Read more »
Posted by admin on July 13, 2012
Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is a tough, seasoned conservative who could be brutal when fighting for his positions.  When it came to national security issues, however, Senator Lugar always put the national interest above partisan politics. On May 8, he lost the Indiana Republican primary election. Read more »
Posted by admin on May 9, 2012
The following is a guest post from Ashish Sinha, Program Manager at Physicians for Social Responsibility. In recent weeks, nuclear-capable missile tests by North Korea, India, and Pakistan have reminded all of us why national security experts continue to feel South Asia and the Korean Peninsula represent among the highest risks to international peace and stability. Read more »
Posted by admin on May 8, 2012
Ploughshares Fund has always benefited greatly from the insight and expertise of our fantastic board of directors. This week, we're thrilled to announce the addition of three new members to an already impressive group. Dr. Kennette Benedict, Sam Heins and Jill Werner.  Read more »
Posted by admin on May 4, 2012
When Ploughshares Fund wanted to do a special video project to inspire mothers, grandmothers and even great-grandmothers to ask their children for a meaningful gift this Mother’s Day, we didn’t have to look very far.  Read more »
Posted by Samara Dun on May 3, 2012
Is Mother’s Day any one’s favorite holiday? We all love our mothers, but sometimes the pressure to find the right gift to express that love can be intense. To most of us, she’s one of the most important people in our lives, which is why it’s perhaps more difficult to find a gift that seems as important as she is. But what if Mother’s Day meant something more than commericialism? What if Mother’s Day was about peace? Read more »
Posted by Margaret Swink on April 10, 2012
Last week, Ploughshares Fund grantee, the Stimson Center released a new report by co-founder and distinguished fellow Barry Blechman examining tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Iran's nuclear program and laying out options for resolution of the crisis. It's a practical, nonpartisan look at one of the most high-stakes political arguments in the news today. Ploughshares Fund gets the inside scoop from Blechman in a short interview below.  Read more »
Posted by admin on March 22, 2012
Today is International Women’s Day, a time to recognize the economic, social, and political achievements of women worldwide. That makes it a perfect time to pay tribute to the many women making a powerful impact on nuclear weapons policy. Read more »
Posted by Megan Murphy on March 8, 2012
Ploughshares Fund is conducting interviews with some of our first donors - recording their stories of why they initially took a risk on Sally Lilienthal’s big idea. Board member and former Ploughshares executive director Gloria Duffy interviews Lew Butler, our first chairman of the board below. The interview has been edited and condensed for space. A shorter version appears in this quarter’s newsletter. Read more »
Posted by admin on February 28, 2012
The idea of ‘peace on earth’ is thrown around a lot this time of year. At Ploughshares Fund, we’re working to make it a reality. With the elimination of each nuclear weapon, we get closer to that goal. Whether we are urging Congress to reduce the nuclear budget, bringing together American and Russian leaders for informal dialogues, or speaking out against military action against Iran, our aim is always the same – to create a safer future. Read more »
Posted by Megan Murphy on December 23, 2011