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Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons


Published August 20, 2020

Achieving a nuclear-free world will take efforts from both nuclear-armed and nuclear-capable nations. By extending and reaffirming our commitment to the New START Treaty and establishing rules on new types of warfighting, the United States can reduce the risk of nuclear escalation. A multinational effort in committing to these steps will bring us closer to a nuclear-free world.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are the benefits of nuclear disarmament?
  2. How can America maintain a strong national defense without nuclear weapons?

Additional Resources:

  • Read “A World without Nuclear Weapons,” by James Goodby and Steven Pifer. Available here.
  • Read “The War That Must Never Be Fought,” by James Goodby. Available here.
  • Read “The Coming Age of Diplomacy,” by James Goodby via the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Available here.