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The Atom Project is an international initiative to abolish Nuclear Weapons
The Atom Project is an international initiative to abolish Nuclear Weapons

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As the world marks July 16 as the 73rd anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test, The ATOM Project urges all nations, leaders and those who want a nuclear-weapons-free world to call for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
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https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/07/15/nuclear-arms-race-is-an-expected-topic-for-trump-putin-talks/

"If they don't extend New Start, there is a worrisome possibility that by 2021 there will be no legally binding limits on the world's two largest arsenals, and as a result, all of the difficult security challenges we have with the Russians will become even more difficult to manage," Kimball said.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/north-korea-reportedly-pushed-1-billion-nuclear-blackmail-to-israel-2018-7
A disturbing, and often overlooked threat of nations with nuclear weapons is that they can blackmail other countries without needing to actually launch missiles; simply threatening to sell technology to rogue states has reportedly netted North Korea $1 Billion from Israel.
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http://thehill.com/…/395602-fear-over-nuclear-war-runs-high…
This month, the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty turns 50. The problems it originally addressed continue on today in even more complex form, making a re-evaluation of it's successes and shortcomings an important goal of the global agenda.
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http://www.pnnd.org/…/trump-putin-summit-time-dialogue-dete…
With international pressure to take nuclear weapons off high-alert and adopt a 'no-first-use' policy, this summit has the potential to affect meaningful change for the two countries with the largest stockpiles.
Hopefully the leaders will, at the very least, reaffirm the joint statement of Gorbachev and Reagan from 1986: "A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."
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https://astanatimes.com/2018/04/kazakh-anti-nuclear-activist-calls-us-north-korea-summit-unprecedented-cautious-about-outcome/
“Like never before, today we need to intensify our fight against nuclear weapons. I believe the countdown for peace has started. The nuclear situation has escalated up to a point when any spark might result in a catastrophe,” said Kuyukov.
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https://thebulletin.org/american-students-arent-taught-nuclear-weapons-policy-school-heres-how-fix-problem11885 "If experts want the public to be engaged in nuclear policy debates, education and inclusivity are critical."
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https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-44411114
The historic summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un resulted in an agreement in which North Korea "commits to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" (though analysts say it has not yet made specific commitments).
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