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  • Stepping Back from the Nuclear Cliff

    The Progressive reports that "Contrary to widespread public opinion, the danger of a nuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia has not receded. During the NATO-Yugoslavia war, the tension between the two powers rose to some of the highest levels since the Cuban missile crisis.... We are witnessing severe setbacks for arms control and disarmament. The gains of the hopeful first years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when U.S. and Russian leaders could act in concert, are being rapidly eroded."
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    The comprehensive test ban (CTB) treaty has been praised as a way to freeze new weapons development among current nuclear powers, putting an end to qualitative aspects of the arms race. However, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists suggests that directors of nuclear laboratories may simply be using insistence on "certifying the safety and reliability" of stockpiles to hide an extensive program to build up their capability to design new nuclear weapons. (Sept. - Oct. 1996)
  • Poison on the wind

    Christian Science Monitor examines the growing worldwide threat of chemical and biological weapons; includes stories on the international sale of chemicals, superpower arsenals, disease as an agent of war, and attempts at disarmament. The Monitor also tracks how Iraq got materials to make chemical weapons, questions the superiority of the Soviet chemical arsenal, and how the U.S. is playing catch-up in this arms race.
  • Rhetoric and reality in the Iranian arms trade

    Forbes article points out that while mouthing disarmament slogans, Sweden and other European countries are accelerating arms sales to Third World countries, Oct. 19, 1987.
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    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists looks at the 27-year history of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), created to conduct arms control research, formulate policy, and assist in negotiations; ACDA has been plagued by partisan politics and other problems.
  • Where the bombs are

    New West runs article on storage and moving accidents related to nuclear bombs in California. (Bibliography: on disarmament and arms control.)