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    strike for peace influenced the government to ban the nuclear testing by protesting. They used legal pressure that included petitions, demonstrations, letter writing, mass lobbies, and lawsuits to prevent the nuclear weapon testing and Vietnam War. More importantly, they helped to sign the nuclear test ban treaty. Briefly, the nuclear test ban treaty is the treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (also known as the Moscow Treaty) was signed on August 5, 1963 in Moscow. Parties to the agreement were the USSR, the USA and the UK. The Treaty entered into force on October 10, 1963 and was opened for signature by other countries since August 8, 1963 in Moscow, Washington and London. Depositories of the Treaty are the USSR (The Russian Federation), the United States and the United Kingdom. Currently, the treaty consisted of 131 governments. Initially, the United States government was opposing to sign the treaty due to the economic reasons. Around 2000 women gathered in Washington D.C and protested against the nuclear testing and to sign the treaty. Women were chanting about the potential poison from the nuclear weapon that could affect the environment and people. Eventually, Women peace for strike members “picketed the White House, the United Nations headquarters in New York City, and the Pentagon to demonstrate their opposition to nuclear weapons and to war” (“300 Women Protest here Against Nuclear Testing." New York Times). They were…

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    Half Life Film Analysis

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    The Film, Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age is written and directed by Dennis OʻRourke. The film was released in 1986 and won the Peace Film Award in Berlin later that year. The film gives a well-balanced insight on the impacts on the indigenous communities from the Castle Bravo nuclear testing of 1954, in the Marshal Islands. The film shows multiple perspectives of the event from personal accounts of the indigenous people, to military personal, and even US political leaders. Declassified…

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    diplomacy to avert North Korea’s nuclear proliferation and prevent further action is extremely necessary but it is not efficient enough. I think a more successful way is to create a regimen so that North Korea has no choice but to denuclearize. Schelling states “coercion requires finding a bargain, arranging for him to be better off doing what we want-worse off not doing what we want-when he takes the threatened penalty into account.”1 The goal of coercive diplomacy is to not only stop North…

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    Zero Sum Logic Essay

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    The proper Global Security role of the United States in the international order over the next 20 years will need to be a “lead by example mentality.” There needs to be a better U.S. and China (G2) relationship in order to tackle the major ecumenical quandaries the world faces such as climate change, economic imbalances, nuclear proliferation, and interventions in failed states, terrorism, energy, and food security. The U.S. needs to take the initiative and dissever itself from the notion of “the…

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    Nuclear weapons have been in the world’s possession since 1945, almost 70 years ago. In those 70 years, nuclear bombs were launched twice at the same target—Japan—by the same attacker—the United States. For being used so little times, is it really worth keeping these arms, especially taking in the costs? How do the nuclear deterrence finances affect countries with nuclear weapons? Considering the lack of use for the defenses, it is economically unwise to continue funding the production of…

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    proposed a resolution at the Council of Delegates in 2011 in support of the elimination of nuclear weapons. This was adopted by 186 national societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) • The HINW initiative began with a conference in Oslo, Norway in March 2013, attended by 128 countries. o The UN agencies addressing the conference were very clear that they would not be able to effectively respond to the humanitarian and environmental catastrophe that would be created by…

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    What is Erika Gregory’s main argument? What is the conflict that her argument is responding to? What does the way she establishes the context/issue suggest about her underlying assumptions about nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons pose a threat to all life on the planet and future generations need to reduce the number of nuclear weapons to reduce the threat of nuclear war. The conflict is that although the cold war is over the threat of a nuclear attack occurring is still very possible and needs…

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    Nuclear Security In Turkey

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    Nuclear Security: Following policy concerns worries about nuclear proliferation are perhaps the next biggest threat to the development of nuclear energy in Turkey. The crux of the issue is Turkey’s geographical location. Unfortunately, for much of the world Turkey is situated in a “dangerous neighborhood” where nuclear proliferation is a constant fear. Furthermore, Turkey has been depicted as a proliferation domino set to fall in a scenario where Iran develops or acquires nuclear weapons. As the…

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    In 1944, India started a nuclear program for the purpose of creating nuclear power. But in the 1954 they switched the direction of program into making nuclear weapons. The Indian government reach out to the United States’ government and Canada’s government to help get the supplies and components for a nuclear research reactor. The United States and Canada agreed to the Indian under the idea that they was going to use the reactor for peaceful purposes only. The project was moving steadily forward…

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    Cities wiped out in seconds, nuclear fallout that lasts years, and consequences on how we see life today. Ever since their inception we have barely maintained a hold on the reins of a weapon that could wipe out the world. The atomic weapons of the past are but a fraction of the power we now have with hydrogen bombs. Nuclear weapons have shaped society in many ways, in the cold war we lived in constant fear that everything we’ve ever known will be destroyed before we even knew what happened. The…

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