Recent Reports and Publications
on Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
Natural Resources Defense Council. Nuclear Weapons & Waste: In Depth: Report--When Peer Review Fails--The Roots of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Debacle This June 2000 report from NRDC's nuclear program details serious problems with the National Ignition Facility, a laser facility under construction by the Department of Energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, including enormous cost overruns as well as the likely inability of the project to achieve its primary mission -- fusion ignition. The report, written by NRDC senior researcher Christopher Paine, also offers recommendations regarding the future of the NIF.
British American Security Information Council. Questions of Command and Control: NATO Nuclear Sharing and the Non-Proliferation Treaty The problem is them, not us. This has been the Western approach for almost the whole time that the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has existed. The problem is us, too. This is one of the main conclusions drawn in this report. NATO's nuclear sharing arrangements might well violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the NPT. NATO's forthcoming new military strategy might not only prolong, but even increase, the likelihood that NATO might de facto violate the NPT by actually using nuclear weapons under the Alliance's nuclear sharing arrangements. The report recommends that NATO should agree to withdraw US sub-strategic nuclear weapons from Europe, that NATO's non-nuclear members should agree to give up the technical capability to use US nuclear weapons in times of war; and that NATO should introduce or agree to a statement by the NPT Review Conference to the effect that the Treaty would be binding to all State parties "under any circumstances".
The Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers. Pushing the Limits: The Decision on National Missile Defense takes an in-depth look at the criteria President Clinton will consider in his decision on whether to deploy an NMD. It concludes that the case for deployment is weak. The report recommends alternative defenses against a missile attack and ways to minimize the threat.
The Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers. Stuck at First START: US Forced to Maintain its Nuclear Arsenal While Russia's Declines. CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION intended to encourage Russian ratification of START II now locks in U.S. nuclear forces at artificially high levels, despite the Russian Duma's approval of the Treaty last month. Unless this situation changes, the U.S. will be forced to keep its START I arsenal of 6,000 strategic nuclear weapons, while Russia's forces continue to decline due to aging and funding shortfalls.
Vertic. Sustaining a Verification Regime in a Nuclear Weapon-Free World. Research Report no. 4 Sustaining high levels of commitment to and enthusiasm for the verification regime in a nuclear weapon-free world (NWFW) would be a considerable challenge, but the price of failure would be high. No verification system for a complete ban on a whole type of weapon of mass destruction (WMD) has been in existence long enough to provide a precedent or the requisite experience. Nevertheless, lessons from the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) nuclear safeguards system are instructive.
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Where They Were. Between 1945 and 1977, the United States based thousands of nuclear weapons abroad. The weapons' hosts did not always know they were there.
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. The Clinton Visit and Disarmament. Thoughts about President Clinton's visit to India in March 2000. India should reclaim leadership on nonproliferation by by detaching all assembled nuclear warheads from delivery vehicles and storing them in separate locations and by declaring a moratorium on further weaponisation.
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Tri-Valley CAREs. Communities Against a Radioactive Environment. The Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Request for Nuclear Weapons. On February 7, 2000, the Department of Energy (DOE) sent its fiscal year (FY) 2001 Budget request to Congress. This analysis covers the nuclear weapons portion of the DOE Budget request, explaining both what is new in this year's Budget request and how it compares to funding for similar weapons activities in the FY 2000 Budget.
Natural Resources Defense Council. Facing Reality. Resuming Nuclear Test Explosions Would Harm US and International Security. A detailed analysis and refutation of claims that resuming nuclear testing would advance US security concerns.