Resurrecting the Nuclear Weapon Ban


The case for disarmament as a moral imperative is strong, but more work is needed to address the new challenges that will arise as the world moves toward global zero. If nuclear policies lack moral (and legal) legitimacy, they will suffer from a lack of support at home and abroad. Resurrecting the nuclear ban will contribute to a sustained movement for disarmament only if it is animated by a moral vision that is not confined by the straight-jacket of the nuclear status quo.

New posts in the November 2017 issue of Peace Policy:

Maryann Cusimano Love presents the concept of resurrection politics as a strategy to reinvigorate the nuclear ban. More »

Gerard Powers discusses the Vatican's long supported agenda of nuclear arms reduction and the moral imperative for the nuclear ban. More »

David Cortright reviews how the elimination of nuclear weapons envisioned in a nuclear ban would help to make the world more secure. More »

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