Rethinking nuclear security for a world free of nuclear weapons

Rethinking nuclear security for a world free of nuclear weapons

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists posted this article by Kennette Benedict on November 2, 2020.

The article linked above urges us to think about “human security” and to prioritize democracy and related values.  One short paragraph near the beginning says:

“These two approaches—emphasizing human security and democracy—could help shift the frame of reference and provide the basis for a world free of nuclear weapons.”

The article mentions the ways the powerful nuclear nations have used technical methods and traditional kinds of negotiating, and it says those are not enough for what we need now.  The article urges an emphasis on “human security” and democracy as the best ways to move forward.







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093