Global Zero

  • Honoring the legacy of Dr. Bruce Blair

    Ploughshares Fund mourns the passing of Dr. Bruce Blair and extends our deepest condolences to his family. His unexpected death this week is an irreparable loss for our community and for global efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear war. Dr. Blair was a pioneer in the field, starting as a US...

    July 20, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Grantee Spotlight: Beyond the Bomb

    Beyond the Bomb is focused on grassroots organizing efforts and creative campaigning to influence nuclear weapons policy and policymakers. Beyond the Bomb is a cornerstone of our plan to reinforce grassroots efforts to resist the dangerous nuclear policies coming out of the Trump...

    May 24, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Grantee Spotlight: Global Zero

    Global Zero is on a mission to rid the world of the nuclear threat. With backing from Ploughshares Fund, Global Zero is enlisting young activists across the United States. It will take thousands, maybe even millions, of people across the globe — especially young people, eager to engage in...

    December 11, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The New Movement Against Nuclear Weapons

    Ploughshares Fund grantee Global Zero is a network of experts, artists, grassroots activists and student leaders working towards the elimination of all nuclear weapons, and Global Campaign Director Meredith Horowski was recently tasked with leading a “new large-scale grassroots campaign—of...

    July 21, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Today, Foreign Affairs published "Obama's Nuclear Future: The Battle to Reduce the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Begins" by Joe Cirincione. He looks at the past and likely future of President Obama's policies and how we might finally break the grip of Cold War thinking on our nuclear posture.

    March 6, 2013 - By admin
  • Whether or not the nation zooms over the fiscal cliff, the Pentagon’s budget is going to get tighter. This may be a challenge for some. But it’s also an opportunity for the Pentagon to shift away from Cold War weapons and reshape the U.S. military to deal with 21st century realities.

    It comes down to a simple question: Should the U.S. put its money toward a Cold War nuclear strategy? Or should those funds be spent to equip the military to address 21st century realities?

    November 14, 2012 - By Ben Loehrke
  • The US military isn’t known for refusing big guns or new toys. So it’s a telling sign when one of the nation’s top military leaders proposes serious cuts to the nuclear arsenal.

    August 6, 2012 - By Paul Carroll
  • For lawmakers, the question of how to make a tight defense budget effective at protecting our country is foremost on their minds these days.

    July 25, 2012 - By Leah Fae Cochran
  • Every year some 900 experts from the social, finance, private and public sectors convene in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum. Their goal: coming up with innovative, effective solutions to the problems of the dynamic, globalized, 21st century world.

    March 30, 2012 - By admin
  • It's been a memorable year in nuclear policy. From Fukushima to Iran, the world was reminded just how dangerous nuclear technology can be. But hope continues to remain amidst the challenges. As the year draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the hottest nuclear stories of 2011.

    December 28, 2011 - By Margaret Swink