Nuclear weapons: What we need to know — and what Biden should do

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions for many important issues.  Here are TWO informative resources about NUCLEAR WEAPONS in the post-Trump era.

 

Resource #1:

A very few of us from the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons participated in a powerfully informative Zoom meeting that the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org) conducted last week about “Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days” and the ACA’s related report.  You may download their report from their website at this link:  available for download

Also, the ACA recorded their fascinating and informative Zoom meeting, which ran about one hour and 20 minutes.  They posted it to their website, and I do encourage you to listen to it either through their website at this link — ArmsControl.org/Events — or through their Youtube channel.

Also, you can sign up to receive the ACA’s frequent – but highly informative – e-mails through this link:
receive invitations to related webinars, briefings, and other updates

 

Resource #2:

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – www.carnegieendowment.org – sent this e-mail today about a virtual event about “Nuclear Policy and Posture in the Biden Administration.”  It will occur live online on Friday February 5, 2021, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. EASTERN Time (5:30 to 6:30 in the morning PACIFIC Time).  They will feature expert speakers and focus on current nuclear weapons issues such as treaties, Russia, China, North Korea, etc. (as did the ACA’s event I mentioned above).  I do not know whether they will record this event and post it to their website for later viewing/listening, but I hope they will.

Today’s e-mail from the Carnegie Endowment also provided link to a document that I have not yet read  They said that in “Proportionate Deterrence: A Model Nuclear Posture Review,” Carnegie Endowment experts George Perkovich and Pranay Vaddi provide analysis and recommendations in each of these policy areas while in conversation with former under secretary of defense, Michèle Flournoy.