Opinion

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Time for a 21st century U.S. foreign policy

With 16,000 of the world's 17,000 nuclear bombs in the U.S. and Russia, the U.S. should certainly not be fanning the fires for a new cold war after the distressing events in Crimea and the Ukraine. 

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Nuclear disarmament policy a mixed bag, at best

The ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the negotiation of a Fissile Materials Treaty, both of which the Obama administration favors, have been held up, one by the U.S. Senate, the other by another country.

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Japan's right: going nuke?

Behind the current impasse over five tiny specks of land in the East China Sea is an influential right-wing movement in Japan.

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For the victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, end nuclear arms

Nuclear weapons have not been used in warfare since Hiroshima and Nagasaki - but such good fortune may not last forever.

Realizing the promise of ‘nuclear spring’

Speaking in Prague a year ago, President Obama proclaimed "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."

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For true nuclear security, disarmament is essential

Much rests on next month's review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - in particular, the obligation of all signers to achieve complete nuclear disarmament.

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New chapter in U.S.-India relations

There is substantial symbolism in this week's visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States.