Peace Review

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Тезисы до: 01.04.2016

Даты: 10.08.16 — 01.04.16

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Under the guest editorship of David Krieger, president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice is dedicating part of issue 28(3) to examining nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapons threat to humanity did not go away with the end of the Cold War, but it did largely disappear from public concern. Although there are far fewer nuclear weapons in the world today than the 70,000 at the peak of the nuclear arms race in the mid-1980s, there are still over 15,000. More than 90 percent of these weapons are in the arsenals of the U.S. and Russia, with the remaining nuclear weapons in the arsenals of the UK, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. A single nuclear weapon can destroy a city, as occurred first at Hiroshima and then, three days later, at Nagasaki. But these weapons, when used in warfare, are capable of far greater destruction than single cities. They are also capable of destroying countries, civilization, and even the human species, along with most other forms of complex life. They are capable of causing a Nuclear Famine that could take some two billion lives of the most vulnerable humans on the planet, or a Nuclear Winter that could destroy most life on the planet. Despite these risks, most of humanity seems complacent about the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. In addition, many political leaders seem content to rely upon the unproven and unprovable theory of nuclear deterrence, an untenable situation that places the future of humanity at risk of annihilation. Given the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, we will explore the topic, “The Path to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” in an upcoming issue of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice. Is a world without nuclear weapons attainable and, if so, what will be required to create such a world? What obstacles will need to be overcome? This theme can be explored from a variety of perspectives – legal, moral, organizational, political, economic, as well as from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and various forms of security (national, international, global, and human security).

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