Three decades after the first cold war, we’ve unfortunately entered a new one. There are about 14,000 nuclear weapons, some hundreds of times more powerful than those that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they may be able to create a decade-long nuclear winter that could kill most people on Earth. Yet the superpowers are investing over a trillion dollars making their nuclear arsenals more lethal, which many experts believe increases the risk of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and accidental nuclear war – which has almost occurred over a dozen times.

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Nuclear Weapons

The Breakdown of the INF: Who’s to Blame for the Collapse of the Landmark Nuclear Treaty?

On February 1, a little more than 30 years after it went…

Trump to Pull US Out of Nuclear Treaty

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Podcast: AI and Nuclear Weapons – Trust, Accidents, and New Risks with Paul Scharre and Mike Horowitz

 In 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov prevented…

$50,000 Award to Stanislav Petrov for helping avert WWIII – but US denies visa

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Podcast: Nuclear Dilemmas, From North Korea to Iran

 With the U.S. pulling out of the Iran deal and canceling…

Podcast: What Are the Odds of Nuclear War? A Conversation With Seth Baum and Robert de Neufville

 What are the odds of a nuclear war happening this century?…

Rewinding the Doomsday Clock

On Thursday, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists inched their iconic…

Podcast: Beneficial AI and Existential Hope in 2018

 For most of us, 2017 has been a roller coaster, from increased…

Three Tweets to Midnight: Nuclear Crisis Stability and the Information Ecosystem

The following policy memo was written and posted by the Stanley…

Scientists to Congress: The Iran Deal is a Keeper

The following article was written by Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund and…

ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize

We at FLI offer an excited congratulations to the International…

Podcast: Choosing a Career to Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems with Rob Wiblin and Brenton Mayer

If you want to improve the world as much as possible, what…

START from the Beginning: 25 Years of US-Russian Nuclear Weapons Reductions

By Eryn MacDonald and originally posted at the Union of Concerned…

Countries Sign UN Treaty to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons

Update 9/25/17: 53 countries have now signed and 3 have ratified. Today,…

Stanislav Petrov, the Man Who Saved the World, Has Died

A Soviet early warning satellite showed that the United States…