10 ways to avoid a devastating war in Ukraine As the crisis in Ukraine accelerates, President Biden and other leaders have acted wisely in continuing diplomatic efforts. However, leaders in the United States and Russia, including Vladimir Putin and Mr. Biden, too often escalate conflict in Eastern Europe with military deployments, at times dehumanizing opponents … Read more A Possible Path to Peace – in Ukraine and Elsewhere
“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” Albert Einstein’s famous comment is more profoundly true today than when he uttered it in 1946. As the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists explained in 2015, Einstein’s understanding of this old mode of … Read more Demilitarization: Is It Time for Civilian-Based Defense?
According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday clock, we are 100 seconds from midnight. Midnight signals the end of the world; we have never been closer, according to the acclaimed Bulletin. How could this be? The Cold War that threatened to spill into a nuclear exchange between NATO and the Warsaw Pact … Read more Will Justin Trudeau respect the will of Canadians on banning nuclear weapons?
November 2021 VISION: A PEACE/ECOLOGICAL MANIFESTO The goal of a peaceful world ultimately depends on building global cooperation and achieving human security for all, within the regenerative limits of our finite planet. But humanity currently faces two existential threats to its existence: nuclear annihilation and ecological collapse, the latter arising mainly from global warming and … Read more STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE DECISIVE DECADE AND BEYOND
WARNING: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the hands of the doomsday clock to 100 seconds to midnight (human extinction) because of the risks of nuclear war and climate disruption. ORIGINS: Nuclear weapons were developed by the US, UK, and Canada in the Manhattan Project in World War II. The US dropped … Read more Ten Things You Need to Know about Nuclear Weapons
Le changement climatique et ses effets sur notre environnement et nos sociétés sont désormais indéniables. Afin de réfléchir à la manière dont les politiques doivent réagir face à l’urgence climatique, il est tout d’abord important de qualifier le changement climatique de menace à la sécurité. Pour se faire, le concept de sécurité doit être … Read more L’interrelation des enjeux climatiques et sécuritaires