Interested in learning more about nuclear weapons? Explore these online resources for additional perspectives.
Injustice and Exploitation
The true story of nuclear weapons is one of environmental contamination and exploitation of powerless communities.
- Ways of Knowing | A Navajo Nuclear Histories Project by Bombshelltoe
- Collisions | A Virtual Reality Film by Lynette Walworth
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation | A Poison in Our Island
- National Geographic | Marshall Islanders Reflect on a Dark Legacy of Nuclear Testing
- University of Utah | Downwinders of Utah Archive
With nuclear weapons backing it up, North Korea believes it can force detente with the United States and South Korea on its own terms.
- Thomson Reuters | Nuclear North Korea
- Nuclear Threat Initiative | North Korea Country Profile
- Arms Control Association | Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy
- Brookings | North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs: Strategies, Directions, and Prospects
Over the next three decades, the military plans to replace every strategic missile, bomber, nuclear bomb, and warhead in its stockpile.
- Center for American Progress | The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
- New York Times | Nuclear Arsenal Interactive
- Future of Life | Trillion Dollar Nukes
- Arms Control Association | U.S. Nuclear Modernization Programs
- Ploughshares Fund | Nuclear Modernization
- Congressional Budget Office | Approaches for Managing the Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2017 to 2046
If Iran possessed nuclear weapons, it could encourage other nations in the region to build their own bombs—spreading nuclear weapons through the most turbulent region of the world.
- Nuclear Threat Initiative | Iran Country Fact Sheet
- Arms Control Association | Timeline of Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran
- International Atomic Energy Agency | Verification and Monitoring in Iran
- Congressional Research Service | Iran’s Nuclear Program: Status
India and Pakistan
The stakes are high. If India and Pakistan don’t resolve their differences, it could end in nuclear war.
- Brookings | The Strategic Chain: Linking Pakistan, India, China, and the United States
- New York Times Video | Nuclear Winter
- Council on Foreign Relations | Conflict Between India and Pakistan
The U.S.-Russia Relationship
There is no path to a nuclear-free world without these two nations working together to reduce weapons stockpiles.
- Nuclear Threat Initiative | Pathways to Cooperation
- Council on Foreign Relations | Managing Global Disorder: Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation
- Brookings | Arms Control, Security Cooperation, and U.S.-Russia Relations
- Stanford University | Doomed to Cooperate
Each year, more than 100 thefts and incidents involving radioactive materials are reported. Some are minor, but others are troubling.
- Stanford University Online Course | The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism
- Union of Concerned Scientists | Nuclear Terrorism Overview
- Nuclear Threat Initiative | Nuclear Terrorism
- Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Nuclear Security Matters