• October events in Portland and Seattle

    Stephen Miles will join Ploughshares Fund in Portland and Seattle for his first-ever West Coast tour to share how he and Win Without War are working with policymakers, experts, media, and advocacy groups to advance national security and foreign policies that make us all safer. Given the Pacific...

    September 24, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Seattle to host series of Nuclear Talks

    We are pleased to announce that leading expert on nuclear weapons policy, and Ploughshares Fund president Joseph Cirincione is coming to Seattle to speak at UW, World Affairs Council, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility events. All events are open to the public. Feb. 28: "The...

    February 25, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Joe Cirincione on Nuclear Weapons in Washington

    Late in November, over the span of three days and five speaking engagements, Joe Cirincione broke sobering news to 500 members of the Seattle community: if Washington state were a sovereign nation it would be the third-largest nuclear-weapon state in the world. It was a tough pill to swallow for...

    December 13, 2016 - By Kaley Diamond
  • The Future of the Command and Control of Our Nuclear Weapons

    Right now the world faces two existential threats: climate change and nuclear weapons. While climate change gets a great deal of attention in the press, the grave danger posed by nuclear weapons is too often forgotten. And yet former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry argues that the risk of a...

    November 9, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • We see the same story play out in the news almost every day. Costs are rising, revenues are falling and programs and infrastructure that we use all the time are seeing their funding cut. But what’s happening to the things we don’t use and don’t need? The U.S. operates an outsized strategic nuclear force. How much is that costing taxpayers?

    July 2, 2012 - By Peter Fedewa