The U.N. treaty was signed after weeks of negotiations that were not attended by any of the nine nuclear-armed states, which include America, Russia and North Korea.
The acclaimed author and political commentator talks about Russia, nuclear disarmament, Trump's Cabinet and ways the administration is turning America "into a laughingstock."
The US ambassador to the United Nations speaks openly about her disapproval of the UN General Assembly's nuclear disarmament talks and her disdain for the U Human Rights Council.
In a remembrance published earlier this week, the Rev. Madison Shockley recalled Rabbi Leonard Beerman, who will be buried today, as a great light for justice and peace.
Readings of over half a dozen commemorations of Schell and a handful of his works in the days after his death suggest that a firm orientation toward basic moral concerns was one of the gifts he gave to readers caught in a society losing faith in its own decency.A firm orientation toward basic moral concerns was one of the gifts Jonathan Schell gave to readers caught in a society losing faith in its own decency.
The country on Tuesday announced plans to restart its main atomic complex in order to ease electricity problems and strengthen its ability to develop nuclear weapons. The news will no doubt increase tensions in the region.
In the midst of an American-led push for nuclear disarmament, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has labeled the United States an "atomic criminal," the U.S. being the only country to have used nuclear weapons in warfare. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, called for an independent body to oversee nuclear disarmament.
Sure, some of the show of good will between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, was glad-handing for the cameras, and that whole missile-shield issue was swept under the rug for the time being, but some actual progress was made during their summit in Moscow on Monday.
For the first time in a long time, encouraging news is emerging from North Korea. Yet the Bush administration so far has drawn little attention to this happy achievement by its own diplomats.